Mayor Adams announces citywide crackdown on illegal cannabis
Over $4 million dollars worth of marijuana, edibles, vapes and more were seized as part of an inter-agency operation, part of a two-week pilot program the city is rolling out.
Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the program brought together a task force of various departments, including the NYPD, Sheriff’s office, and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.
A total of 53 unlicensed spots across the boroughs were hit by the task force across November and December, uncovering more than 100,000 illegal products, including 6,000 pounds of marijuana.
The task force issued 500 violations, 66 summonses, and even two felony arrests.
The mayor says that there are some tweaks to the law that legalized marijuana in New York that he plans to lobby for in Albany in 2023.
The task force is expected to review the results of this crackdown to guide their next steps.