It’s now legal for New Yorkers 21 and older to possess up to three ounces of cannabis, but it won’t be legal to sell marijuana until state licenses are issued, which is expected to happen in 2023.

That slow rollout of the legal retail market gives New York City’s unlicensed cannabis sellers one more year to figure out a plan. Will they transition to the legal market, or continue selling off the books?

Will NYC’s street sellers transition to the legal market, or continue off the books?

To hear what it’s like to navigate this new legal gray area, I recently spoke to three dealers with very different ambitions and strategies.

There’s Eddie, a Bushwick native who considers himself a pioneer of the old-school promotional method: handing out…

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