NYC Mayor Eric Adams Launches Operation Padlock to Protect City

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Launches Operation Padlock to Protect City
NYC Mayor Eric Adams launches Operation Padlock to Protect, shutting down unauthorized tobacco and marijuana shops in five boroughs.

According to Fox5ny on May 7th, Mayor Eric Adams of New York City announced on Tuesday the launch of a project called "Operation Padlock to Protect," which will close all unauthorized tobacco and marijuana stores in five boroughs of the city. This move comes after the state government granted new powers to local governments in the new state budget.


The Adams administration has made it clear that any businesses operating illegally will quickly face legal consequences. This measure aims to protect the city's children, improve quality of life, and promote the safe prosperity of the legal marijuana market.


Thanks to Governor Kathy Hochul and our collaboration with the state legislature, each neighborhood in New York City is now using the law to protect our streets. Legal cannabis remains the right choice for our city, but for those who choose to break the law, we will shut down your shop.


According to a press release, the city government has filed lawsuits against 15 e-cigarette retailers and convenience stores from last summer to last month. The Mayor's Office stated that the "Lock It Up" initiative will be rapidly implemented in the coming weeks.


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