Attorney General James Applauds Federal Court Decision on Legal Cannabis Sales in New York

Federal Judge Denies Efforts to Stop Retail Cannabis Licenses for Impacted Individuals

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today applauded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in Variscite v. New York denying a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on the state’s cannabis licensing. 

“I am pleased with today’s court decision rejecting attempts to prevent New York from having an equitable cannabis industry. This is an important victory in our efforts to ensure that disproportionately impacted communities are given their fair share in the legal cannabis industry.”