New York state lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do about an onslaught of illicit pot vendors.
The talks are part of the state budget, as lawmakers in Albany hope to figure out a final deal on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed $227 billion spending plan by Friday.
Some 1,500 black market shops are operating in New York City’s five boroughs.
Just last week, the state senate established a panel devoted to hashing out issues involving illegal weed.
David Gerber, founder of Sober at Home, an online counseling company that helps people suffering from addiction, joins Currents News to take a deep dive into the issue of these illegal weed shops across the city.