On Thursday November 11, 2021 members of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force and Greenburgh Street Crime Unit conducted an investigation into underage sale of tobacco products and concentrated cannabis. As a result of the investigation the owner of Hartsdale Tobacco located at 205 E Hartsdale Ave, Muhemmed Abisse 10/20/1992, was issued a desk appearance ticket ticket for selling concentrated cannabis and tobacco products to a minor. Additionally, Rylee-Ann Domogma 11/23/01 an employee at the Smoke Shop located at 260 Saw Mill River Rd in Elmsford was issued a desk appearance ticket for selling tobacco to a minor. Both parties are due to return to Greenburgh Town Court on December 17, 2021 for arraignment.
Hartsdale Tobacco opened in June of 2021. the location on East Hartsdale Avenue, is n the middle of a shopping thoroughfare with many families and seniors walking by. As one media outlet wrote when they opened, “If it is legal to smoke it, you’ll find it here.
Under the new Marijuana laws in New York State passed on March 31, 2021, it is now legal for a person 21 years of age or older to possess, purchase, or transport up to three ounces of cannabis and up to twenty-four grams of concentrated cannabis.
Additionally, under New York State Law it is now legal for a person 21 years of age or older to give or transfer up to three ounces of cannabis and up to twenty-four grams of concentrated cannabis, to another person 21 years of age or older, as long as it is given without any payment.
The sale of such is illegal, and any sale of marijuana to a minor is also illegal.