NY: Leafly Sort of Get What They Want

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The New York Attorney General’s Office has issued a stay in the cannabis tech company Leafly’s legal challenge against the state’s third-party marketing ban, effectively blocking the state from enforcing the ban against Leafly but not other third-party marketers.

The New York Attorney General’s Office last week agreed to a stay in cannabis technology company Leafly’s legal challenge to the state’s third-party marketing ban. The stay effectively blocks the state from enforcing the prohibition on Leafly, but not other third-party marketers.  

In a statement, Yoko Miyashita, CEO of Leafly, said that while the firm is “very pleased” with the decision, the company remains “concerned that the Office of Cannabis Management’s stance towards third-party platforms deprives consumers and licensed cannabis retailers with important tools that help them navigate legal cannabis.”  

“We’ll continue to work toward sensible regulations and are hopeful for a solution that empowers small businesses and supports consumer education and choice, while still protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of the people of New York.” — Miyashita in a press release 

The order does not end the lawsuit, which alleges that state regulators unfairly targeted third-party platforms in a misguided attempt to restrict the way retailers may market or promote their business and products and prevent price-shopping consumer behaviors. The lawsuit alleges, that the adoption of these regulations by the state is both arbitrary and capricious and a violation of the U.S. and New York constitutions. 

Source:  https://www.ganjapreneur.com/new-york-attorney-generals-office-issues-stay-in-leaflys-challenge-on-third-party-marketing-ban/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=usda_awards_600k_grant_to_study_how_hemp_genetics_affect_cannabinoids_north_carolina_house_passes_consumable_hemp_and_kratom_bill_and_more&utm_term=2023-09-28

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