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Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance.

In light of Hispanic Heritage, I would like to inform the public about CHHBA (pronounced Chaba). I had first introduced CHHBA, in one of my articles. The mission that the Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance has taken on is to help include the Hispanic community into the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo (CWCBEXPO).

The NY Cannbis Times is a proud sponsor and Co- Founder of the Cannabis & Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance. We are inviting our faithful readers either to become sponsors or members. There are levels to sponsorships, and our memeberships are relatively inexpensive. The Cannabis & Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance, was born from the lack there of; Hispanics and or Latinos at the Expo. What is alarming is the impact that the hispanic community has had in the cannabis market, both open market and legal market industry is undeniable. The Impact that we are ready to make will be priceless.

The Creation of CHHBA.

Each of the co-founders is of Hispanic descent; one of our co-founders only speaks spanish, and within the days of the CWCB-Expo, he had noticed not one “Se Habla Español” sign anywhere (we speak spanish). We all didn’t meet until the last evening of the Expo, this is something I had noticed at my first expo to be exact at the Seed to Sale in Denver 2017. We all happen to meet at the CWCB-Expo Yacht Party, accidentally in human perception. We were all surrounding the Cannabis Business Award stage. When we heard the announcement that Happy Munkey had won an award. I personally know the founders of the Apple of Gotham’s eyes. My friend Ike, comes up to me. “Evelyn que fue lo que dijieron” “all I heard was Happy Munkey” (tranlation – What was it that was said). Mind you I am trying to text him as he asks me. I am like “dude you won! you won!” go get you award! All he can say is won what?!;The apple of Gotham’s Eyes

Meanwhile back at the ranch, several people where listening, it so happened that my future partners and co-founders where listening to Ike and myself scramble our thoughts in spanish, well in Dominican (Dominicans have their own argo, unlike anything you have ever heard before atleast in spanish that is) To make a long story short, (some of this will be on the Happy Munkey Podcast). We met up the next day had dinner and we sealed the deal Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance was born. It was born out of the right to be included, we have earned the right to be there at that CWCBExpo.

Today The Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance is on its way to the 2020 CWCBExpo. You are welcome to inquire join and sponsor, the revenue and recognition offered at this expo will be priceless. Below there is a link to our sponsorship proposals in english and in spanish, feel free to contact any one of the Founders, or email me at

The Innovators; The Apple of Gotham’s eyes.

Somewhere at the end of the rainbow, in a special place in the universe. There is a very nice laid back Vibe to chill around NYC. The vibe has become the apple of Gotham’s Eyes. With everything that maybe going on in the world, once you’re in the vibe, all is non existent.  In my own words, this is by far the sexiest mobile vibe in town. Unfortunately, for my readers; here at The NY Cannabis Times we are not your conventional news outlet. We plead the 5th on any questions about the pop up vibes that we are invited to. Sorry world. No sources. We aren’t TMZ. No pun intended at TMZ.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, you would think that everyone and their mom, would know where this pop up vibe is going to be at next. By the way your mom isn’t allowed to vibe with us.

The Innovators in the game have two years on word of mouth, and just when you think you have them pegged they change the lane, hell they have embodied the damn lane.

An introvert by second nature privacy and anonymity is priceless and many New Yorkers also value this sentiment. The Munkeys go out of their way to make sure these needs are met. No pictures, no social media check-ins, members only pop up vibes. They have been the host of countless speacialty vibes from the Last Prisoner Project, to the Tree elevation meditation (Sanna CBD yoga). The purpose of the Munkey is

  • 1. To bring us together
  • 2. Break the stigma.
  • 3. Zero nationalities.
  • 4. Zero social class.
  • To spread love the uptown way.

In light of hispanic heritage month, if I may add, what I hold dear, is that they’re of Dominican descent atleast two of them. To find this in the Cannabis Community is rare, however to witness someone that share many cultural characteristics that I have, and reach the levels of accomplishment, respect and admiration that they have recieved is a Domerican Cannabis dream come true. I being a member, follower, and friend. I extremely proud of their achievements. I stand by the sidelines watching in awe. Instead of going with the flow. They created their own flow. A true brand needs no business cards, needs no advertising. Truth be told recognition is a must.

They have this “yo no se qua that I care not to decipher; yet it’s impossible to resist. Their pop up vibe has attracted not one but two Cannabis Industry Awards in 2019. (A Cannabis Business Award by Chloe Villano & a NY Norml Cannabis Industry Award). It is no wonder they’re the Apple of Cannabis Gotham’s Eyes. Reaching a level of outdoing theirselves in every aspect of the game; and just when you think that you have caught up with the Happy Munkeys, they switch it up on you, like the great Craig Mack used to say “Check out this new flavor in ya ear” here comes the podcast.

You should be asking yourselves “okay, so how do I get in?” Well if you don’t know, you won’t; As the universal law dictates, if you think it, it will come. I am curious to experience what else they may have up their sleeves for 2020. Until then follow your nose it always knows.

The Last Prisoner Project.

And just like that as if he brought the heat from Jamaica with him Steve DeAngelo lands In NY for his Fundraiser.

A special fundraiser held at a very special event location. The apple of NY’s Eye’s, Please reach out to for donation information. The Humble activist arrived in what has become his signature project. The Last prisoner project specializes in helping those still in prison for cannabis in states where it may or may not be legal. Many have been doing time needlessly. Before I left the fundraiser. The last Prisoner Project had raised 20k of the 50k goal. Yes I did leave early, unfortuantely.Grateful to have been able to meet him. I must add that he holds a special place in the come up of the NY Cannabis Times. It so happened that it is because of his interaction on The NY Cannabis Times’s IG, that I realized we are on the right track; If we stay focused anything is possible. Now we are writing more than ever researching more than ever an not missing an event.The Last prisoner project has helped so many. What this man is doing is changing lives and helpiong me regain control of their lives again. It isn’t all about cannabis possesion, some were incarecerated for having cannabis business and saving the money in the bank. Some were incarecerated due to unjust state laws. Steve Deangelo is working tirelessly and succesfully. To raise in less than 2 hours 20k for America’s inmates is priceless.
Steve Deangelo, is a pioneering cannabis entrepreneur, activist, author. He co-founded several iconic cannabis businesses and organizations: Harborside, one of the first six dispensaries licensed in the US; Steep Hill Laboratory, the first dedicated cannabis lab; the Arc View Group, the first cannabis investment firm; and the National Cannabis Industry Association, the industry’s first trade association. He currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of Harborside Inc, a vertically integrated California cannabis company. The Man has been dubbed as the Jay Z of the movement. which i am proud to be a fan of Steve’s creative projects include a book, The Cannabis Manifesto; a Discovery Channel mini-series, Weed Wars; and a new weekly show, Ask Steve DeAngelo, on WE WON’T STOP UNTIL ‘EVERY SINGLE CANNABIS PRISONER IN THE WORLD’ IS RELEASED! as he said at the Happy Munkey. Along with a powerful message delivered by Fab 5 Freddy, another Icon and pioneer MC in the Hip Hop nation. The at Evening went on with out a hitch.
The Location of the Event. As we say in Memes today “oh Lawd” there is only so much I can say with one word let me see. Innovators, in the game. Game Changers, sorry guys I just can’t do it with out adding more adjectives the Happy Munkey is a have to be there kind of place to even begin to understand. Keep in mind that this location deserves it’s own article spread.
So stay tuned.

In light of lighting up.

#who is #killing us #cannabiscommunity

There has been progress in the diagnostics of what is harming our vapers. The Exogenous Lipoid. Pneumonia. “Shit” sounds so rare. It actually begs to try to repeat it.

So how do you get it in 2019. Well two people of the case studies I personally had to read. Hence I am a reporter.

With that being said here is case study

Case study no.1. 66 year, oil pulling, Via Nasal. Case study no. 2, the 38 year old also Via nasal washing. I know I’m not the only one asking what does one have to do with with the other. Is it me or vaping is the topic. I thought I had smoked to much and read the wrong information. When in a happy munkey space and the muses kick in. We must present facts Immediately!!.

Turns out that these two have been classified as vapers just because..the word “oil” was used. These two cases are sesame oil Nasal pulling victims.

In light of the situation. I felt the need to do my homework. The other 5 cases are in the works. To be continued. Clue 3.

Dear Governor Cuomo, decriminalization isn’t enough.

Why #decriminalization won’t be enough.

First off Govenor Cuomo, you not only have to expunge everything since 1977, yes since 1977 you have been able to walk around with .22 grams cannabis In your pocket.
The issue was based on stop and frisk, it was suddenly in public view; when your officers (assuming the citizens of the city are all cut from the same cloth) removed the weed out of our pockets.
(No pun intended, to those that are of that Cloth, you were the first dispensaries). I salute you for holding it down while this clown plays the city like a poker game. Cuomo you have to delete all those DNA’s you took for weed #smoking infront of there homes #misdemeanors, delete all of it, give back all those surcharges and fines, delete, delete, delete.

We are fed up with your #lies delaying legalization to feed your DNA data bank with the lambs of the city getting paid off of federal funding; give to the communities hit hard with your operation open wide. This clown left NY wide open. My peoples if you didn’t know now you know. Give us what we deserve #equity #intheknow

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On March 19, 2012, Governor Cuomo signed a controversial bill into law that states that any New Yorker that gets convicted of a crime, their DNA shall be taken.
The database will include everything from misdemeanors to felony convictions, yes, even minor convictions such as fare evasions, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, even urinating in public.
DNA will be swabbed from a person’s cheek with a thirty dollar test, once you are proven guilty or if you plead guilty, ( which is usually the case to get shit over with) you get your license suspended, given community service, a fine of up to two-hundred dollars, a surcharge and to make matters worse, you will be asked to go drop off your personal and private genetic code at your neighborhood precinct.

Decriminalization isnt enough if you ask me.

When it comes to New York “The Home of The Haze” you would have to give back with an abundance of blind retribution. #socialequity #cannabiscommunity #nyccanbistimes #ny #nyc #Cuomo #giveback #expunge #cannabis #abc7ny

Recovering Savage Native New Yorker.


Cannabis Rally 2019

I had the privilege to meet the one and only “Visine Queen” this past May at the Cannabis Rally NYC 2019. Amongst many other iconic cannabis activists. The “Visine Queen” is actually the Queen of cannabis cultured events gracing the scene with strategically catered art gallery events that scream “vibe” capturing the very essence of the plant which exudes creativity in its most Novice Toker.

A humble Queen that made her own lane; bringing her unique style of the Arts and Culture into NY Cannabis Culture.

Her speech given under New York’s acid rain, a young woman’s powerful voice, calling for unity, social equity, inclusion and expungement; her organization “dubbed” The Jane Doe Co for the Latin Community.

I was truly left amazed inspired and amped.

Education about the plant in the Latin community is scarce; especially in the Dominican community. Yes, she is of Dominican descent.

The stigma is strong in our communities. To have people looking like me & not afraid to speak up is the courageous to say the least. I have reluctance and hesitation to speak at times but it is due to my beginners activist beta mode, has yet to be tested appropriately. I feel like a kindergarten student at times at these events.


I am new to some of the NYC popular cannabis gatherings, while it helps to know that not all events are gentrified, it sure is less intimidating when they’re not gentrified. I’m sorry I am not going to lie. When I attended the Cannabis Rally, I had an 8k following on the Instagram blog. Grateful for my following and also healthy enough to go, (I have an auto immune disorder) let’s just say, I have my days; I met “High Mi Madre” another activist group. Leo Bridgewater and the ladies of Etain, Sun bud solutions.

I had a warm welcome from everyone to which I am thankful for (Michaela giving the most unforgettable welcoming.) You just had to be there for that one.

The Infamous award winning Happy Munkey entourage, which I must add, the vibes they bring to the table for lack of better term. Innovative, professional, inspiring, by the way were also in attendance at New York’s Cannabis Rally. They have played such a huge role in the development of my knowledge of Gotham’s City cannabis community.

The responsibility I have in my hands is a huge one.

The more advice the better.

I had met Happy Munkey Previously and had no idea they had been around for two years on just word of mouth among the toking elites. It was New York’s 420 weekend which is really the “New Years Eve for tribe smokers”.

I went in and I have been in love with the celestial sanctum since. The NY Cannabis Activist clique is low key yet in your face.

The people that make the NY Cannabis Community from Norml To the late Doug Greene. From the Munkeys down to the Visine Queen, you have so much to learn and absorb from these entrepreneurs. The Canna Divas were in the house and Womengrow weren’t far behind, this one article does not give the cannabis rally in NY justice.

Since then the date to the digital launching of The NY Cannabis Times has been pushed back for obvious reasons, in the meantime I must go forth publishing articles of the events and connections and the networks I have come across.

CannabiswithKymb was also in attendance along with an after party she hosted at SOB’s with her Tribe Tokes that evening was so lit, I was not lit enough to keep up, since I am a freshman to these events so what happens at an event stays at an event.

I try to be as careful as possible not to post anything that can be mistaken for engaging in illegal activities trust that we are far from engaging in such we are not criminals, we are responsible adults networking in ways that other cannot understand. I will be uploading continued articles on the events and archiving photos and videos please stay tuned give these IG’s mentioned above some love.

The message was clear inclusion, social equity, legalization. The one point repeated over and over “lose the stigma” we have to educate if I left there with a clear message is that we have to educate. This is not about getting high. So many talented intelligent people attend these events, that to think we are nothing but half baked potheads is such a sad shame and such a loss for those that would love to know more but are afraid of what they will encounter.

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The Tribe Tokes Queens.



I was fortunate to meet KymB, at a Cannabis award event at Cannagather. She was a volunteer, KymB quickly became the guest of honor, guest speaker, mc and saved the night with her humor and bad girl mouth. a breathe of fresh air in a gentrifide industry. Cannabis KymB as I like to call her, has since moved on to grace covers of several outlets including Forbes, has grown tremendously in popularity and a must see at any event in the Industry.  Very real and very sweet and professional is the actual persona of this Pilates Instructor and Fitness Influencer Kymberly Byrnes. For over 20 years she has been blessing the Florida & NY health and fitness scene with her philosophy. If that wasnt enough she has her own line of cannabis cbd products.


Cannablis KymB promotes her Healthy lifestyle platform on Instagram @badgirlgoodhealth.  The hustle in Gotham is Real and Cannablis KymB is real and dedicated about 3 things: Fitness Cannabis, and inspiring others to get up and participate. “Just show up” as she says; In a speech at the brooklyn Law school.

Kymberly is a Certified Pilates Instructor. She has 4 national certifications and was a Teacher Trainer for the Equinox Pilates Teacher Training Program. She has taught hundreds of instructors the fundamentals of movement and control. Her background includes owning a several Pilates Studios in the South Florida area where she worked with athletes, models and the rich and famous. Cannablis Kymb is a very busy Queen Bee.  Now she graces New Yorks Cannabis Community Scene with Tribe Tokes, Lulu Lemon, and of course,  CannablisByKymB 

She has us working out, has us motivated and relaxed. She also has us dying to know what her next move will be. During the Cannabis Rally she stood out and called upon whom ever wants to be in the cannabis industry. Make your voice heard.

In every panel she is invited to she, makes all the difference. Her dedication hard work and resilience has made her one of NY Cannabis Times top 3 picks of Women in Cannabis 90 day Promo.



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The wrong Amazon is burning!

Letter from the Editor.

What kind of media outlet would the NY Cannabis Times be if we didn’t focus on what matters.

We don’t publish drug raids. Some of those arrest are being done to the first dispensaries (the OGs).

We don’t publish Cannabis tragedies we have plenty of the negatives in the Industry and plenty of outlets to share that kind of information. We share information that is pertinent to legalization, updates on harmful vapes and stigmas that hinder progress.

This hinders progress!

What Cannabis Media outlet would we be if we did not insist in a wake up call. If we did not insist that we need change. Praying is getting nowhere our gate leaders are toying with our planet. An organized #peaceful #protest in the name of our #planet right now! the planet is more important than your vote for 45 46 and what have you; Hence this apparently is a Truman show.

How the hell are you going to vote if we don’t have a planet?

#justdoit #riseup #change #earth #cannabiscommunity

We really have our priorities collectively distorted for lack of better term.

#boycott #mediaoutlets that aren’t feeding you #truth #demand #forget #kardashians #sports #bullshit #trump #cbs #nbc #cnn #univision #foxnews #nypost #amazon #amazonjungle #is #on #fire #when were you planning on telling us!

In the midst of the chaos


One kinetic evening CHHBA (pronounced chaba) was born. On an evening of fun and gala one of the writers of the NY Cannabis Times had a small incident in which a group of strangers came to the rescue twice.

First while in an award gathering an executive blatantly told her and the award winner to be quiet and later that evening with another shocker. To make a long story short. It’s not what happens its how you take it. It’s not an obstacle it’s an opportunity.

The writer heads back out the next day to find these people and thank them and to continue with the expo. She arrives dissapointed the event proved; just as she knew, that some corporate events are more dangerous than the ghetto she grew up in.

Meanwhback at the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo ranch. The strangers where in the midst of inquiring prices for a booth. The writer spots one of them grateful, she thanks them exchanges numbers, she is stopped. In comes the woman that did the intervening the night before.

Gracefully she states how all things are for a reason. This booth she was window shopping inquiring prices about quickly turned in to a contract.

It so happens that the CWCBEXPO has never had a Hispanic Cannabis and Hemp organization or corporation exhibiting at the expo in the 6 years that it has been at rhe Javitz center in NYC. Keyword Hispanic.

The writer throwing herself at her own dreams thinks the idea of being part of this, is historic and a privilege. The truth the writer is the owner of the NY Cannabis Times. The owner of the start up about to go digital. Not only did she become a co-founder of the Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Buisness Alliance, The NY Cannabis Times is also a sponsor. Help us continue to be the voice of the Gotham city’s cannabis and hemp community in a larger scale and venue.


I am calling on the #cannabissociety #cannabisculture #cannabiscommunity to help sponsor CHHBA (chaba) we are here to educate in the fight for social equity in the cannabis community.

The NY Cannabis Times is giving a way a year contract in advertising for the first 20 cannabis corporations that sponsor CHHBA. Yes, you read correctly. Whole page spreads down to business card sizes will be included in this contract yes your choice. CHHBA consist of 4 Corps of cannabis tourism, hemp farming Colombian hemp farmers and the NY Cannabis Times.

Help us achieve the cannamerican dream. Email us or call at 917-742-2398

The sponsorship will pay for the $36000, dollar booth. Time is running out. The Good news is the. NY Cannabis Times Magazine goes digital in September. It would be such an accomplishment to know we will be part of the 2020 Cannabis World Congress Business Expo.

Contact The NY Cannabis Times click here.

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