A state committee that monitors transparency among New York’s government agencies recently published an opinion about how the state’s cannabis regulators have strayed from the law that governs public meetings and comments.
The NY Committee on Open Government published an advisory opinion on January 20 after medical marijuana patient Tim Mitchell inquired about the legality of certain Office of Cannabis Management and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York public meeting practices.
“I got a good response,” Mitchell said. The committee “acknowledged that some things didn’t happen the way they probably should have.”
The committee’s four-page opinion examined Mitchell’s complaints that OCM may have erred in posting Cannabis Control Board meeting agendas online less than 24 hours before the scheduled event, along with his concerns over inconsistent limitations of public comment and other possible violations of the Open Meetings Law.
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