Unlicensed marijuana shop in University neighborhood is ‘moving’ after inquiryPosted by On

Syracuse, N.Y. — A Syracuse University-area shop illegally selling marijuana on the “gray market” is apparently moving out.

That decision comes after a syracuse.com report this week used the shop to highlight problems with the state’s current cannabis laws. The report detailed the concerns that neighbors had with the shop and the difficulties the city had faced in dealing with unlicensed marijuana retailers since weed possession became legal in April 2021.

The shop at 206 Kensington Road has a new hand-drawn sign on its window reading “Moving Nov. 1st.” In an email to syracuse.com, the owner, who has not provided his name, confirmed, “Yep scrambling to find another location! We shall see.”

A person calling himself “Bob Weeds” and claiming to be the shop owner, posted a comment on the Greater Westcott Nation Facebook page saying his landlord asked him to leave after the syracuse.com report was posted on Wednesday. He also indicated a new cannabis business of some sort may come to the space.

“I’m sorry some were bothered by our presence in the community. I poured a ton of time, money and effort into making that store clean and safe for customers and employees. I myself swept up garbage every few days simply because it needed to be done. I’ve been in the cannabis industry for 18 years now and hope to be able to continue, but it looks like it’s going the way of big business.

“Just to set the record straight, the police have not contacted me in any…

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