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SB85

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List of Members of New York's Cannabis Advisory Board


  • Alejandro Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of Soulful Synergy
  • Joe Belluck, Partner at Belluck & Fox, LLC
  • Dr. Junella Chin, MD, Integrative Medical Cannabis Physician
  • Allan Clear, MD, Director at Office of Drug User Health at New York State Department of Health
  • Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, MD, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Addiction Services & Supports
  • Ibrahim Jamil Darden, Ebro In the Morning
  • Kathleen DeCataldo, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Student Support Services at the New York State Department of Education
  • TheArthur A. Duncan II, Esq., Counselor and Attorney at Law at the Law Office of TheArthur A. Duncan
  • Alan Gandelman, President of New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association
  • Dareth Glance, Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Special Advisor for Policy and Community Affairs at the New York State Division of Homes & Community Renewal
  • Gary Johnson, Chair of the NAACP New York State Economic Development
  • Nikki Kateman, Political & Communications Director at Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW
  • Suzanne Miles-Gustave, Esq., Executive Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Office of Children & Family Services
  • Russell Oliver, Director of the Division of Employment & Workforce Solutions at the New York State Department of Labor
  • Sarah Ravenhall, Executive Director of the New York State Association of County Health Officials
  • Chandra Redfern, Chief Executive Officer at the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers Inc.
  • Armando Rosado, Private Investigator at AR Investigations, Inc.
  • Peter Schafer, Owner at Nanticoke Gardens
  • Scott Wyner, Esq., General Counsel at the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

]Governor Hochul Announces Major Progress Toward Advancing Equity in Cannabis | Governor Kathy Hochul (ny.gov)
 

Antidote Man

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List of Members of New York's Cannabis Advisory Board


  • Alejandro Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of Soulful Synergy
  • Joe Belluck, Partner at Belluck & Fox, LLC
  • Dr. Junella Chin, MD, Integrative Medical Cannabis Physician
  • Allan Clear, MD, Director at Office of Drug User Health at New York State Department of Health
  • Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, MD, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Addiction Services & Supports
  • Ibrahim Jamil Darden, Ebro In the Morning
  • Kathleen DeCataldo, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Student Support Services at the New York State Department of Education
  • TheArthur A. Duncan II, Esq., Counselor and Attorney at Law at the Law Office of TheArthur A. Duncan
  • Alan Gandelman, President of New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association
  • Dareth Glance, Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Special Advisor for Policy and Community Affairs at the New York State Division of Homes & Community Renewal
  • Gary Johnson, Chair of the NAACP New York State Economic Development
  • Nikki Kateman, Political & Communications Director at Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW
  • Suzanne Miles-Gustave, Esq., Executive Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Office of Children & Family Services
  • Russell Oliver, Director of the Division of Employment & Workforce Solutions at the New York State Department of Labor
  • Sarah Ravenhall, Executive Director of the New York State Association of County Health Officials
  • Chandra Redfern, Chief Executive Officer at the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers Inc.
  • Armando Rosado, Private Investigator at AR Investigations, Inc.
  • Peter Schafer, Owner at Nanticoke Gardens
  • Scott Wyner, Esq., General Counsel at the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

]Governor Hochul Announces Major Progress Toward Advancing Equity in Cannabis | Governor Kathy Hochul (ny.gov)

"Armando Rosado, Private Investigator at AR Investigations, Inc."

why.

This is a great team of those who know business, money, and politics. Very few of them seem to directly work with cannabis
 

SB85

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"Armando Rosado, Private Investigator at AR Investigations, Inc."

why.

This is a great team of those who know business, money, and politics. Very few of them seem to directly work with cannabis



They still haven't fixed the medical which leaves patients out to dry due to high prices/lack of locations and still dragging their feet on home grow. That half-baked program needs to be fixed before they even think about opening any rec shops.
 

SB85

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https://cannabis.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/07/part-113-revised-rulemaking_0.pdf

Does anyone feel like going over this and making sense of it? I cant tell if this is any formal rulemaking that's now in effect for med users. There's a general vibe to me of this being additional framework for the new cultivator licenses and dispensaries to deal with med users. I see little about med patients cultivating, but I could be off...


Those new regulations seem to have nothing about patients finally being able to grow their own meds
 

Jafo232

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I went to one of the local smoke shops here in Central NY and they are already selling flower. You just have to ask them for it, they don't have it displayed. I hear this is common for most of them now.
 

Antidote Man

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https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-york-proposes-revised-rules-for-the-4955888/

"On June 8, 2022, the New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), pursuant to its authority under the New York Cannabis Law, proposed additions to Title 9 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations that would regulate the home cultivation of cannabis for certified medical cannabis patients (the Proposed Regulations). The proposed legislation seeks to advance patient access to cannabis while also delineating minimum safety standards for such access. Interested parties may submit comments on the Proposed Regulations until July 23, 2022, after which they will become effective upon publication of a Notice of Adoption in the State Register."


So this means we're just waiting for them to file it in the State Registrar? Somebody with another pair of eyes please correct me if I'm wrong...
 

UpstateRecGrower

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https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-york-proposes-revised-rules-for-the-4955888/

"On June 8, 2022, the New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), pursuant to its authority under the New York Cannabis Law, proposed additions to Title 9 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations that would regulate the home cultivation of cannabis for certified medical cannabis patients (the Proposed Regulations). The proposed legislation seeks to advance patient access to cannabis while also delineating minimum safety standards for such access. Interested parties may submit comments on the Proposed Regulations until July 23, 2022, after which they will become effective upon publication of a Notice of Adoption in the State Register."


So this means we're just waiting for them to file it in the State Registrar? Somebody with another pair of eyes please correct me if I'm wrong...
They can still make changes to the revised regulations, I believe that's the whole point of having the comment period just like earlier this year, so now we have to wait for them to read the comments and hopefully no changes are made or it'll be another 45 day comment period ect. Last time I think it took them 4 months to read the comments and make changes. I've been keeping an eye on the upcoming board meetings and Ill be checking the state register tomorrow (and every Wednesday after) just incase a miracle happens..
 

Antidote Man

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They can still make changes to the revised regulations, I believe that's the whole point of having the comment period just like earlier this year, so now we have to wait for them to read the comments and hopefully no changes are made or it'll be another 45 day comment period ect. Last time I think it took them 4 months to read the comments and make changes. I've been keeping an eye on the upcoming board meetings and Ill be checking the state register tomorrow (and every Wednesday after) just incase a miracle happens..
You're awesome man. Please keep me up to date... I know a bit but a lot of it is just too confusing and time consuming for me to sort through..
 

Antidote Man

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..whether or not it should finaly be legal to wear a necklace of strung pot seeds... and amendments to the new rule governing where you can/can't blow on your plants with hot air..
 

Antidote Man

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No question, they don't like the idea of anyone getting cannabis as cheap and easily as their bedroom closet. I wouldn't be surprised if it never happens and they change the framework for all growing and keep it illegal in NYS permanently. My med card renewal is another $150. I was shocked for a while at what they've been up to, but I've accepted that our government is as corrupt as I always thought it was...

Does anyone know if there's a way to send a bunch of angry messages to the people running the meetings?
 

SB85

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No question, they don't like the idea of anyone getting cannabis as cheap and easily as their bedroom closet. I wouldn't be surprised if it never happens and they change the framework for all growing and keep it illegal in NYS permanently. My med card renewal is another $150. I was shocked for a while at what they've been up to, but I've accepted that our government is as corrupt as I always thought it was...

Does anyone know if there's a way to send a bunch of angry messages to the people running the meetings?


The everyday person will continue to get screwed over by corruption in government/lying politicians.




Here's a link to contact them

Contact Us | Office of Cannabis Management (ny.gov)




Doubt they even bother to really give any real response though
 

UpstateRecGrower

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They're very slow at this, they have to read all the comments that were made about the most recent regulations and then decide if those previous regulations need to be changed again.. These people work on their own time unfortunately. After the comment period closed on the original regulations I think it was several months before it was addressed..
 

Antidote Man

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I put together some contact info on these sneaky characters who run this control board. I urge you to write, call, etc and give them a piece of your mind. I will be doing so..


Alejandro Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of Soulful Synergy - You can call this friendly, spiritual, syngetic guy here: Phone: - (914) 563-3647

Joe Belluck, Partner at Belluck & Fox, LLC - These scalp shaving, upstanding community do-gooders can be reached here: https://www.belluckfox.com/attorneys/ -- or by phone: (212) 681-1575

Dr. Junella Chin, MD, Integrative Medical Cannabis Physician - She's probably not going to give you a back massage, but take a complaint? Leave one here: (212) 966-6655

Allan Clear, MD, Director at Office of Drug User Health at New York State Department of Health - Allan has no number listed, but you can gaze at his five star smile and wish you could grow some plants legally - Here - https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/allan_clear_bio.pdf

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, MD, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Addiction Services & Supports - Make sure to tell you recommend medical marijuana and recommend not putting your hair into jerry curls - Here: https://www.einsteinmed.edu/faculty/8109/chinazo-cunningham/ -- phone# 646-728-4513

Ibrahim Jamil Darden, Ebro In the Morning - He's cool, he's hip, he's with the times and he has a big radio-station mouth - hopefully he can use it to tell you what's up, here @ Hot 97, NY: (212) 229-9797

Kathleen DeCataldo, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Student Support Services at the New York State Department of Education - Kathleen's old school. You can only reach her through linkenden: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-decataldo-34978011/

TheArthur A. Duncan II, Esq., Counselor and Attorney at Law at the Law Office of TheArthur A. Duncan - Make sure not to tell him you're growing a warehouse full of weed - contact him here: (716) 348-0992

Alan Gandelman, President of New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association - This guy has it down pat. He's already growing enough bud to kill you from the exhaust fumes at the back of their government sponsored facility, message them here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allan-gandelman-73581a25/

Dareth Glance, Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - She's head of the DEC and yet keeps a low profile tagging dead seals and saving baby turtle eggs, but marijuana? huh? Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dereth-glance/

Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Special Advisor for Policy and Community Affairs at the New York State Division of Homes & Community Renewal - She has a lengthily biography that I recommend you skip through, as she's left you no space for yours. The proof is here: - https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/honorable-ruth-hassell-thompson

Gary Johnson, Chair of the NAACP New York State Economic Development - 'Forward thinking Entrepreneur' Hah! What a proud, charming capitalist. He was certainly forward enough to leave no contact info beyond his Linkenden profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garry-anthony-johnson-a6ab7a6/

Nikki Kateman, Political & Communications Director at Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW - Another mysterious figure with no photo and phony smile and huh?, what? what does the Local 338 have to do with medical cannabis? - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-kateman-294437b2/

Suzanne Miles-Gustave, Esq., Executive Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Office of Children & Family Services - These guys really like to hide out on linkenden. Children, families, weed! - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-e-miles-gustave-esq-9969793/

Russell Oliver, Director of the Division of Employment & Workforce Solutions at the New York State Department of Labor - You wanna go to work while you're high? Here's the man to speak with!: https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Russell-Oliver/-2049042209

Sarah Ravenhall, Executive Director of the New York State Association of County Health Officials - Meh. - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahravenhallmha/

Chandra Redfern, Chief Executive Officer at the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers Inc. - They're already doign complex research on the housing and neighborhood demographics so as to know where to hire extra police to make more arrests. - Call her here: (716) 854-3850

Armando Rosado, Private Investigator at AR Investigations, Inc. - We should hire him, privately, to find out where the fuck our rights went to.. call him at : (718) 571-9173

Peter Schafer, Owner at Nanticoke Gardens - His tulip gardens are going to take a big hit when people start buying pot plants, and so make sure to send him some condolences @ (607) 754-5008

Scott Wyner, Esq., General Counsel at the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets - He's as straight edge as it gets, has likely never smoked a doobie, and yet is in a position to decide whether or not you can grow your own medicine. Make sure to send him a message @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-wyner-0325903/ - - and give him a ring on his phone - - (518) 457-8849
 

SB85

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NY is going down the route of allowing greed to control the direction of cannabis. They have left patients behind due high cost [heard that the medicine produced by the 10 MSO monopoly isn't even of high quality]. I've read a story about curaleaf the other day on them raising the price of products instead of making them more affordable. Where is that promised home grow option? why is it taking so long to be finalized? the patients will continue to suffer while the OCM rush to jump start the rec program which is estimated to rake in billions.
 
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