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Question: Is it illegal for a landlord to rent property to a cannabis business?

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


No, New York has taken special measures to ensure that landlord who rent to those in the business of cannabis are protected under the law. More specifically, the MRTA contains the following express provision:

MRTA, Article 6, Section 134(2)(b) – Landlords and property owners who lease or allow their property to be used by Registered Organizations, licensees or permittees are not engaged in unlawful activity and are not subject to prosecution or fine for engaging in such lawful conduct.

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David Holland

As Executive Director of Empire State NORML and President of the New York City Cannabis Industry Association, David has been a leading advocate in the cannabis space for over 20 years. He has represented clients in marijuana related proceedings everywhere from traffic court to the United States Supreme Court, and he helped obtain clemency for five elderly prisoners servicing life without parole for marijuana. David also handles complex civil and criminal litigation in other areas including employment, First Amendment, and business.


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