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The Schenectady Bar Association recently held a dedication ceremony of a courtroom in honor of Judge Howard A. Levine.  From 1993 to 2002, Howard Levine served as Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. He was previously an Associate Justice on the Appellate Division, Third Department, from 1982 to 1993. His appointment to the appellate bench came only one year after his election as Supreme Court Justice for the Fourth Judicial District, where he served from 1981 to 1982. [...]

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Land Use and Municipal Considerations of the Cannabis Law.pdf

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On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“Cannabis Law”[1]) into law, legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York.  The Cannabis Law has significant land use implications that municipalities and potential business owners should be aware of.[2] The Cannabis Law establishes an Office of Cannabis Management,[3] which will oversee implementation of the new law, and a Cannabis Control Board,[4] which has the authority to grant [...]

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To learn about important dates for New York’s adult-use cannabis market, please click here:  WOH - NY Adult Use Cannabis Alert (Approx. Timeline) _ 4-20-2021.pdf

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by Tim Morrison, PartnerNY MJ ACT _ WOH News Alert.pdfOn March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (the “Act”) legalizing the use of cannabis in the State by adults 21-years of age and older.   The goals of the Act include generating significant new State revenue, ending the racially disparate impact of existing cannabis laws, and creating new industries and employment opportunities for New Yorkers.  The [...]

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