By Bart Schaneman
A legal battle has broken out in New York over the state’s plans to double the number of medical marijuana businesses, injecting fresh uncertainty into an MMJ market already struggling to gain traction.
Four of the state’s five MMJ businesses recently sued to block the New York State Health Department from issuing the new licenses, arguing the competition could damage an industry that is operating below capacity because of a relatively small patient base.
The five new licensees would bring the total to 10.
The state’s existing medical cannabis businesses are reported to