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War on drugs locked him up; now he's a cannabis entrepreneur

In a Greenwich Village pop-up shop

Posted 1/27/23

When the war on marijuana came sweeping through his New York City housing project decades ago, Roland Conner found himself going in and out of jail. It's a time he'd rather not talk about.

Now, at age 50, he has opened the state's first legal cannabis dispensary to be run by someone previously punished under New York's old, prohibitionist drug laws.

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