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Old Yesterday, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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Bodega owners rally for right to sell marijuana when its legalized

New York City bodega owners rallied in The Bronx on Sunday morning to urge state politicians to allow them to sell marijuana in the city’s 15,000 stores when the green is ultimately legalized.

“Rather than drug peddling outside of these bodegas, we want to bring them inside,” said United Bodegas of America spokesman Fernando Mateo, who was joined by four other board members during the 11 a.m. press conference at Anthony’s Mini Market in Melrose.

“Allow us to become a wholesaler,” he continued, “in other words, let us cut out the middle man.”

Radames Rodriguez, president of United Bodegas of America, who owns two bodegas in the Bronx, recalled how he “used to say to the guys selling marijuana outside my business, ‘Hey, this is my business. You’re making more money than what I’m making over here.'”

“We have battled with people selling Marijuana for decades in front of our stores. We have seen thousands being arrested for selling Marijuana in front of our businesses,” Rodriguez said in a press release. “Bodega owners need increased revenue to survive, we have paid our dues.”

Union representatives have drafted, but not yet sent, a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, asking him to include them in conversations about marijuana legalization and sales, Mateo said.

“We will follow the rules, the regulations and we will makes sure that none of that is broken. But allow us to be part of a new industry that is coming into the city.” Mateo said.

When asked why New Yorkers should trust bodegas, such as those that illegally sold K2, or are found with untaxed cigarettes, to execute marijuana regulations and sales, Mateo blamed a few bad apples.

“Any bodega that, uh, is selling loose cigarettes should lose their license. There’s always going to be someone who is corrupt. We all know that,” he said. “What we need to do is weed those people out.”

https://nypost.com/2019/02/17/bodega...its-legalized/
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Old Yesterday, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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I’m against this. Dumbest sh** ever. School children will be high as a kite before cafeteria breakfast
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Old Yesterday, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I’m against this. Dumbest sh** ever. School children will be high as a kite before cafeteria breakfast
Liquor store opens at 10 AM and nobody says nothing

You're against everything

Always complaining
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Old Yesterday, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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Liquor store opens at 10 AM and nobody says nothing

You're against everything

Always complaining
they are designated stores who can’t sell to minors and are risking losing their license and got out of business if they do. There are 3 bodegas in some blocks. A stupid idea is a stupid idea, and this is one of em
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Old Yesterday, 05:26 PM
 
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they are designated stores who can’t sell to minors and are risking losing their license and got out of business if they do. There are 3 bodegas in some blocks. A stupid idea is a stupid idea, and this is one of em
What year were u born man

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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM
 
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they are designated stores who can’t sell to minors and are risking losing their license and got out of business if they do. There are 3 bodegas in some blocks. A stupid idea is a stupid idea, and this is one of em
Kids already smoke weed before school, what difference would it make?
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Old Yesterday, 06:19 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I don't know what I think about this one... If it's open for bodegas, what next? Everybody wants their cut.
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Old Yesterday, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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When did it become illegal to sell loose cigs? Guess I’m behind the times .
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Old Yesterday, 06:53 PM
 
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It would be better sold at pharmacies a la Duane Reade, CVS, etc.
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM
 
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So I have to be Id-ed to buy some d*mn sinus medicine from CVs and kids will be allowed to buy weed at the bodega's.....

Bodega owners are corrupt...they never sell me the "discounted" cigarettes they sell my neighbors....
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