Yes, 420-friendly New Yorkers have more — cough, cough — options than ever to score weed after the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act went into law in March.
But all the storefronts, bodegas, galleries and converted food trucks selling or "gifting" out a kaleidoscope of marijuana strains are still operating illegally because state officials have yet to set up regulations on sales. The legally sold variety of cannabis remains as elusive as ever in New York City.
"Here we are getting closer to a year later, and I don't think we have a process for when legal adult sales begin," said Michael McQueeny, a counsel at Foley Hoag LLP who works in cannabis law.
Rest assured, though, pothead New Yorkers — it's only a matter of time before New York sanctions marijuana dispensaries as seen in other states with legal weed. The question is how much time.