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Unlicensed New York marijuana store fined $50,000, worker arrested

An unlicensed marijuana store in Lower Manhattan was fined $50,000 and a worker arrested for selling MJ to a minor.

The New York City Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation at Jungle Boys, according to the New York Post.


Selling marijuana without a license in New York state is currently punishable by a $250 fine, a penalty seen as too lenient to discourage violators.

The Manhattan store is emblazoned with the same logo and font as the licensed California brand Jungle Boys, though it’s unaffiliated.

The storefront is located across the street from City Hall, where Mayor Eric Adams has been mapping out a strategy to rein in hundreds of illicit operators across New York that have gone unchecked for years.

The enforcement came less than a week after the mayor and Manhattan prosecutors announced the borough’s plans to go after landlords leasing property to unlicensed

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