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by Andrew Mangini
Vireo Health of New York CEO Ari Hoffnung testifies on adult-use cannabis

Vireo Health of New York Chief Executive Officer Ari Hoffnung told a panel of state Assembly members this week that legalization of cannabis for adult use is a "huge step in the right direction," but more must be done to repair inequities created by cannabis prohibition. Hoffnung delivered testimony during Tuesday's Assembly hearing on the topic, noting that while legalization would result in significant economic benefits for New York state, he would support legalization even in the absence of a...

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by Andrew Mangini
Vireo Health and Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW announce discount program for NY union members

New York, NY – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”) and Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW announced the State’s first medical marijuana union discount program for more than 2.5 million union members and...

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by Andrew Mangini
News 12: State Dept. of Health report supports legalization of marijuana

NYACK - A new report from state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana. Under a directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state Department of Health has been weighing the...

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by Andrew Mangini
Daily Gazette: Health Department report supports legal recreational marijuana

Positive impact would outweigh potential negatives, report concludes By John Cropley ALBANY — The state Department of Health issued a report Friday supporting the legalization of marijuana for recreational use...

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by Andrew Mangini
News 12: Medical marijuana to be used to treat opioid use in NY

YONKERS - Officials say opioid use will now be one of 13 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in New York. According to the New York state Department of Health, medical marijuana...

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