- Legal sales of recreational marijuana are scheduled to begin in New York City in late 2022.
- The first legal farmers were granted licenses in April so they could have crops ready for sale.
- I visited one of the first licensed farms in upstate New York and saw just how much there was still a lot to go.
Later this year – No one seems to know exactly when – New York City will do legally allow the sale of recreational marijuana, The opening of what is expected to be one of the most lucrative legal cannabis markets in the world.
And now, in preparation for the feeding frenzy, dozens of farmers are growing marijuana that will become New York’s first legal crop.
Last Friday, I visited one of these farms two hours north of New York City in picturesque rural Hudson, New York – and saw how far we had to go before sales opened.