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Marijuana Coming to Festivals


Marijuana can soon legally be sold at festivals and other events in New York under a measure approved Wednesday by state regulators.

The initiative passed Wednesday by the Cannabis Control Board comes after farmers complained that there are too few dispensaries to sell what they harvest.

It lets growers team up with retailers and processors for sales to consumers outside of dispensaries at organized, adult-oriented, locally sanctioned events.

Pot farmers around New York have said they entered this growing season still stockpiling marijuana harvested last year because the state has been opening stores too slowly.

There are 20 licensed retailers currently open in New York.

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