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Rural towns in New York get jump on $4 billion marijuana sales industry


By John Anderson, 9/23/21

A story in the New York Times today by Jesse McKinley documents the rural communities in New York taking early advantage of the marijuana sales opportunity.

The story said the store (one of 12), sells a variety of products around the clock, is on sovereign tribal land in the North Country.

“This land has a lot to do with being a place to do commerce on,” William Roger Jock, a member of the St. Regis tribe and a partner in Good Leaf Dispensary told the New York Times. “And I have the right to do what I see fit for my people.”

They are seeing customers driving three hours from Syracuse for the legal products.

Marijuana became legal in March and the story said it is expected to become a legal $4 billion industry.

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