NEW YORK — New York State’s Office of Consumer Affairs announced Wednesday it would ban synthetic cannabis and marijuana paraphenalia, as well as cannabis paraphenals, at retailers.
The move follows a public health advisory issued last month by the state’s Public Health Department that noted synthetic marijuana and marijuana accessories, along with cannabis-infused beverages, are commonly found in the New York metropolitan area.
“As a state, we are committed to the prevention and control of these dangerous and dangerous substances,” said Andrew Kucharski, acting commissioner of the Office of Statewide Consumer Affairs.
“We are not going to tolerate it in our communities, and we will not tolerate it for any reason.”
The office is currently in the process of collecting public comments on the ban.
In its first two years, it has received more than 2,400 submissions from people across New York state, according to the office.
The state agency said it plans to review and update the ban by January.