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Pot shop owner David Tulley hands out free marijuana edibles near courthouse on day of appearance after NYS shutdown

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David Tulley, who owns a chain of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in Cayuga and Wayne counties, handed out free marijuana edibles in a park across the street from the Wayne County courthouse in Lyons on Wednesday.


Finger Lakes News Radio reported that Tulley’s court appearance was adjourned, and an order of protection was issued by the state Attorney General’s Office, prohibiting him from opening any of his stores prior to the next hearing on September 6.

Tulley argues that the state’s pot laws are unconstitutional, and he has ambitions to have the largest marijuana company in the country.

Pot shop owner David Tulley hands out free marijuana edibles near courthouse on day of appearance after NYS shutdown
Tulley in Lyons the day of his court appearance. Photo by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.

New York Attorney General Letitia James, Governor Kathy Hochul, and the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) shut down seven of Tulley’s unlicensed dispensaries in Cayuga, Oswego, and Wayne counties on Monday.

The dispensaries were allegedly operating without proper authorization and selling cannabis to underage customers. The closures were executed with the support of the New York State Police.