History of Cannabis in New York

The History of Cannabis in New York

Though adult-use cannabis was only recently legalized in New York, the plant has had a long history in the state including cannabis decriminalization that started in the 1970s and a medical marijuana program that was established in 2014. Cannabis decriminalization efforts started early in New York with the state decriminalizing possession of 25 grams or less in 1977. If found …

High Country: A New Local Leaf Leader

High Country: A new local leaf leader

Get to know Point Seven Group founder and CEO Ashley Picillo. Shortly after High Country honored six local women in cannabis last year, where I referenced the book “Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed and Business,” a colleague connected me to its co-author, Ashley Picillo, who just happened to have relocated from Denver to Snowmass Village for the summer (and stayed for …

cannabis businesses in New York

Legalize Cannabis in New York: Who is on the Control Board?

The state of New York may legalize cannabis sooner rather than later. On January 7th, 2021 New York State Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, tweeted “It’s time to finally legalize marijuana and create an equitable adult-use cannabis program that generates much needed revenue for New York.” Only 9 short months later, Hochul has now announced the final picks to fill the …

6 Tips for Expanding Your Cannabis or Hemp Business

6 Tips for Expanding Your Cannabis or Hemp Business

In any highly regulated industry, expansion techniques may be difficult to develop, but in the ever-changing regulatory landscape of cannabis and hemp businesses, compliance and organization become even more integral to successfully growing your business. Additionally, with mass legalization efforts taking place across the country, business owners should always look for new ways to approach emerging markets. This article will …