Queens Councilman Holden introduces two bills addressing quality-of-life and public safety issues

Queens Councilman Robert Holden introduced two bills aimed at helping city agencies punish businesses selling cannabis illegally and another making the city’s Open Streets program available to first responders, at a city council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14,

Holden’s bill, Intro 1172, would allow the Commissioner of Consumer and Worker Protection to refuse to renew, revoke, or suspend a tobacco retailer dealer license if discovered in violation of the New York State Cannabis Law. Those businesses found distributing cannabis products without a license, could face the possibility of losing their tobacco license for good.