Media Report: New York’s Cannabis Advisory Board admits it hasn’t been doing its job

The head of New York’s Cannabis Advisory Board said the group needs a staff and budget to function properly, and noted the board hasn’t been as involved with the state’s legal weed rollout as the cannabis law prescribes.

Board Chair Joseph Belluck said at the start of the Tuesday meeting that the Cannabis Control Board hasn’t yet reached out to him or other members, and noted that the CCB recently passed a slate of regulations without consulting or seeking advice from the advisory board.

“We come to these meetings, we get very thorough updates, but our ability to make recommendations and to fulfill our role in the statute has not come to fruition,” Belluck said. “We have a much broader role that’s in the statute.”

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