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New York Tries to Stem $2 Billion Illicit Pot Market: The Dose

July 18, 2022, 11:00 AM

Welcome to The Dose, a weekly newsletter on the growing industry of once-illicit drugs. This week, I try to answer a common question from New Yorkers perplexed by the city’s weed trucks — and get at what’s at stake for the state’s legalizing industry.

NYC’s streets smell different

What’s with the truck selling weed in broad daylight in Midtown?

It’s a question often asked by New Yorkers, as they puzzle over the omnipresent funk of pot in a city where recreational marijuana sales are still illegal. Even though New York state signed legislation in 2021 to legalize recreational use, it’s still ...