CRTA auction language
Page 162- Section 40

“The office shall have the authority to hold a competitive bidding process, including an auction, to determine the registered organization(s) authorized to be licensed to cultivate, process, distribute and/or sell adult-use cannabis and to collect the fees generated from such auction to administer the office’s social and economic equity plan and other duties prescribed by this chapter”.

Talking Points for NY Auction

  • Gov. Cuomo is proposing to auction off the Cannabis Industry to the highest bidder. 
  • We know what this auction will mean for the NY market– No New Yorkers, No mom and pop shops, No Black or Brown ownership, No MWBEs
  • We have one shot to stop this from happening, the time is now!

 Unfair Head Start:

  •  An auction allows large corporations to once again get a head start compared to Black, Brown, and poor people who have been harmed by the war on drugs and know this industry the best.
  • Auction means no equity.
  • 86% of cannabis-related arrests in NY were people of color and not a single person of color will even be allowed to participate on day one in this industry.

SHARABLE SOCIAL MEDIA TILES

Use hashtags
#noauctioncuomo #StopTheCannabisAuction #EquityInCannabis #NoAuction #DontSellNYOut

Remember to tag your state senator or assembly person.  Don’t know who that is find out here.

SEND YOUR OWN LETTER

For years New York has talked about legalizing cannabis.  We are now closer than we’ve ever been to that becoming a reality. New York has a chance to get this legislation right for all New Yorkers and set a precedent for upcoming states to follow. The first step to achieving that is doing away with the auction. With an auction, there is no equity. With an auction, we are repurposing harm.

 

Remove CRTA auction language
Page 162- Section 40

“The office shall have the authority to hold a competitive bidding process, including an auction, to determine the registered organization(s) authorized to be licensed to cultivate, process, distribute and/or sell adult-use cannabis and to collect the fees generated from such auction to administer the office’s social and economic equity plan and other duties prescribed by this chapter.”

New York has a chance to get this legislation right for all New Yorkers where the industry and reinvestment from tax revenue support growth in the communities harmed by the war on drugs.

Stop the Auction

Name: _________________

Address: ________________

Email: __________________

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