We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat – NY Tries to Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Shops as California Says Welcome to Our World

While official estimates suggest a staggering number of illegal stores operating in New York City alone—ranging from 1,500 to as many as 8,000—Big Chief, a persistent offender, had been selling cannabis without a license for an extended period. Despite previous state interventions that led to temporary closures, the store would defiantly reopen.