New York’s medical marijuana industry fears threat of legal recreational pot – WABC

There is a battle going on in the marijuana industry in the state of New York.

Supporters of medical marijuana claim that without protection for medical pot stores, they’ll be driven out of business should recreational marijuana be legalized, as is likely.

“Our industry would simply evaporate. It would go away,” said Jeremy Unruh of PharmaCann.

About 60 miles north of New York City in Orange County, nestled between the farms, the fear is that legalization of recreational pot will push the medicinal industry to extinction.

“The existing, the registered organizations are a very very important foundational piece,” said Unruh.

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