The following statement regarding Gov. Cuomo’s plan for legalization of adult-use marijuana can be attributed to Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York, one of only 10 organizations licensed in the state to grow, cultivate, manufacture and sell medical marijuana:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal represents an historic step toward ending the decades-long war on drugs that has unjustly targeted communities of color, bringing substantial tax revenue to the state, and creating an environment in which New Yorkers have safe and legal access to marijuana.
With that said we need to study the impact this legislation will have on our vertically integrated medical marijuana program, in which companies cultivate, process and dispense these life-changing products.”
About Vireo Health of New York
Vireo Health of New York is a physician-led company dedicated to providing best-in-class cannabis-based medications and compassionate care. The Company is a proven leader in the field of medical marijuana. In December 2015, Vireo’s products became the first to be certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. In addition to brick-and-mortar dispensary locations, Vireo launched the first medical marijuana home delivery service in the New York City area, now available throughout New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and parts of Suffolk and Putnam Counties. For more information, visit: https://vireohealth.com/ny/.