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New York delays settlement discussions for 2 marijuana licensing lawsuits

New York regulators delayed discussions to settle two marijuana licensing lawsuits, adding more uncertainty for social equity applicants in the state.

The New York Cannabis Control Board (CCB) was set to discuss potential resolutions at it meeting Friday but instead scratched the items from the agenda as regulators seek solutions, according to Buffalo TV station WGRZ.


“We continue to work diligently to resolve the pending litigation and ensure continued development of the most equitable cannabis market in the country,” according to a statement sent to WGRZ by the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), the state’s other chief marijuana regulator.

“We are hopeful that we will have more to share soon.”

MJBizDaily reported last week that regulators and a group of disabled military veterans that challenged the state’s adult-use marijuana licensing process reached “an agreement” to settle one of the lawsuits.

The deal between the OCM and

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