Mayor Warren Announces Online Community Forum to Help Residents Participate in New York’s Cannabis Industry

(Thursday, April 22, 2021) – NY State is implementing the legalization of marijuana and we want our residents to have the opportunity to hear what it takes to own a cannabis-related business. We will be hosting an online community meeting with NYS Assembly Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes so we can share information with Rochester residents as relates to the NY State cannabis industry.

Residents can submit questions to  be discussed at an online community forum on Thursday, April 29, at 6 pm. The question form and the community forum will be accessible on Zoom and YouTube  at

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance equity in Rochester due to the legalization of marijuana. To ensure we do so, our residents must be included and have the opportunity to lead in the cannabis industry. Our community forum is an important step to achieve this goal. I encourage everyone to submit questions for this event and participate so we can seize this historic opportunity.