Smoke & Mirrors: The New York Cannabis Law's Illusory Lease Mandate
New York’s recently enacted cannabis law, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation of 2021 (MRTA), created a maze of new legal requirements. These provisions affect not only cannabis companies, but also the companies that conduct business with them. Navigating this maze can be tricky, especially since much of the MRTA conflicts with federal law. One particularly complex area is the regulation of New York real estate as it relates to cannabis companies. Cannabis companies and landowners alike should be wary of the legal pitfalls in this area and seek appropriate legal guidance.
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