But he carries some baggage: the state of Colorado charged a weed company he used to own with not keeping track of its ganja.
Stanley’s former firm, Nutritional Supplement LLC, settled the case by giving up its license. Stanley signed his own settlement with Colorado in December, a few months before applying for a New York license.
Stanley — now operating in New York as Citiva Medical LLC — is one of 43 operators hoping to win one of five licenses to grow, manufacture and sell marijuana in the Empire State. Several of them have political ties or colorful backgrounds.