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Marijuana Laws - Where the Country Stands Today

Posted by David Holland | Nov 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is a long and complicated history surrounding marijuana laws in the United States. Despite 47 states legalizing cannabis in some form, the legal status of possessing and cultivating marijuana is still an issue on state and federal levels. Despite being legalized in some form in nearly every...

Drug Crime Lawyers: Helping Those Left in the Dark

Posted by David Holland | Oct 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

As I have spent most of my career as a New York criminal defense attorney and drug crime lawyer, it's fair to say I've seen injustice in all shapes and forms. It's a historical trend in America that the poor and disenfranchised always end up being punished the hardest for nonviolent crimes. Drug ...

Catskills Cannabis Consortium - WJFF Radio Interview

Posted by David Holland | Oct 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Really enjoyed chance to explain to NPR radio affiliate, WJFF, about the Catskills Cannabis Consortium panel discussion I put together in Narrowsburg, New York discussing hemp and cannabis prospects for Sullivan County and the Delaware Valley Starts at 6:00 minute mark: https://archive.wjffradi...

New York Marijuana Laws - Understanding Your Rights

Posted by David Holland | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

New York lawmakers recently approved a bill legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older in the state. Once regulations are put in place, New York State will also legalize the sale of recreational marijuana.  As a marijuana defense attorney in the State of New York, I wan...

Question: Can Counties, Cities, Towns, or Villages “Opt-Out” of Adult Use Cannabis retail sales and social consumption sites?

Posted by David Holland | Apr 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Answer: In short, under the MRTA, only cities, towns, and villages may opt-out of having adult use cannabis and social consumption sites in their jurisdiction. However, they cannot opt-out prior to the passage of the rules to come from the OCM and CCB regarding the adult use program.           ...

Question: What is the MRTA?

Posted by David Holland | Apr 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Answer: THE MARIHUANA REGULATION AND TAXATION ACT             On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” into law which legalized adult use cannabis.             Under the MRTA, the state has created the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) which will b...

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