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Business of Cannabis Launches #BUYLOCALNY Campaign in Partnership with Cannabis Association of New York (CANY)

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We are excited to announce the initiation of a groundbreaking campaign in collaboration with the Cannabis Association of New York (CANY). #BUYLOCALNY, will champion New York’s local cannabis growers and foster a thriving, inclusive cannabis industry.

At its core, the #BUYLOCALNY campaign underscores the commitment of Business of Cannabis and CANY to promote opportunities for small and midsize cannabis businesses, in the belief that the success of the legal cannabis industry in New York should begin with empowering local cultivators.

This partnership’s timing is especially significant, as it coincides with the upcoming Business of Cannabis: New York event scheduled for November 3, where distinguished members of CANY will take part in a dedicated fireside chat, offering valuable insights into the situation local cultivators are facing.

Additionally, seasoned cultivators will conduct informative educational sessions in a mini-expo-style setup, to further spotlight their work and importance to the New York industry.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be publishing a series of interviews with members of CANY exploring their individual businesses and how they’ve been impacted by the Cannabis Growers Showcase (CGS) events.

CANY represents a collective of entrepreneurs who have united to cultivate a cannabis industry in New York State that fosters success for small and midscale enterprises across the supply chain. As the cannabis industry matures nationwide, a familiar trend emerges: small and midscale operators face increasing challenges as larger industry players advocate for regulations that prioritise their interests over those of smaller businesses and consumers. CANY serves as a vocal advocate for its members and champions the vision of a New York State cannabis industry that offers opportunities to thousands of entrepreneurs.

Joann Kudrewicz, Founder & CEO Ravens View Genetics and Chair of the Cannabis Association of NY, (CANY) Cultivation Committee, said: “The Cannabis Growers Showcase (CGS) events have played a crucial role in empowering members of the New York State (NYS) Cultivation Community who have been tirelessly working to produce local, NYS cannabis products for sale, despite facing limited opportunities in the current legal retail landscape.

“By supporting these local growers and their sustainable practices, consumers can contribute to a more diverse and environmentally responsible cannabis industry. CGS events, therefore, serve as a bridge connecting conscientious consumers with the dedicated artisans who prioritize both quality and the well-being of our planet.”

Alexis Heim, Operations Director at Greenside Cannabis, said: “Amidst a period marked by uncertainty and limited avenues for cannabis product distribution, the Cannabis Growers Showcase emerges as a pivotal platform for expanding our market presence.

“These opportunities are particularly vital for small cultivators such as Greenside Cannabis, where buyer support significantly impacts our operational endeavors. Participation in the Growers Showcase allows cultivators and processors to engage with customers in person, fulfilling the public’s need for safe, tested, and secure products. This commitment remains a cornerstone of the Cannabis Growers Showcase.”

Sarah Stenuf, Founder & CEO, Ananda Farms and non-profit veteran support organisation Veteran’s Ananda, said: “These showcases serve as a knowledge-sharing platform, where growers can learn from each other’s experiences and innovative techniques, leading to advancements in cultivation methods.

“These showcases also play a crucial role in educating and informing the general public about the benefits and uses of cannabis, helping to break down stigmas and misconceptions.

“Lastly, these events contribute to the economic growth of the state by attracting cannabis enthusiasts, tourists, and businesses, generating revenue and job opportunities.”

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