Monday, October 16 at 5:30 PM

(October 12, 2023 at 1pm)

QUEENS, NY – The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., will hold an in-person meeting on Monday, October 16, at 5:30 PM.

The meeting will feature an update regarding the status of the legal cannabis market in New York State, as licenses are currently being sought by individuals and businesses interested in legally growing, processing, distributing, and selling cannabis. The presentation to the Borough Board will outline what local leaders need to know when individuals and businesses seek to open legal cannabis-related businesses in their neighborhoods.

This meeting will be conducted in-person in the Borough President’s second-floor conference room at Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. The meeting will also be live-streamed to the public on the Borough President’s website at www.queensbp.org and on the Borough President’s YouTube page.

WHAT:        Queens Borough Board to Receive Update on Cannabis Legalization

WHERE:      Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens 

Public live stream at www.queensbp.org

WHEN:         Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5:30 PM

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President


KATIE SHANE Deputy Political Director, Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW

CECILIA OYEDIRAN. Senior Outreach Associate, Cannabis Workforce Initiative

About the Borough Board

The Borough Board is chaired by the Borough President under the New York City Charter and comprised of the borough’s City Council members and the chairperson of each Community Board in the borough.  The Board focuses on issues dealing with land use, development, public policy, budget, and other important matters with potential borough-wide implications. The Board hears presentations from City officials and others and, as part of the land use review process, is sometimes called upon to vote on land use questions that impact more than one Community Board District.

Follow the Office of the Queens Borough President via @QnsBPRichards on X (formerly Twitter) and @QueensBPRichards on Facebook, Instagram, and Threads