A new legal settlement could ignite the rollout of the state's legal cannabis industry.

A lawsuit had been filed by four service-disabled veterans who claimed the legal cannabis program unlawfully prioritized those with marijuana-related convictions.

A judge then imposed an injunction back in August, blocking any new retail licenses from being issued or any new dispensaries from opening.

Since then, hundreds of licensees have been sitting and waiting while facing mounting costs.

Meanwhile, the state has since opened the license applications for the general public.

Jeffrey Hoffman, a cannabis attorney, joined NY1 political reporter Bobby Cuza on “Inside City Hall” Tuesday night to talk more about the condition of the state’s cannabis industry and ways the state is combatting illegal stores.

“There’s all kinds of things the legislature could do. It’s simply a matter of do we have the political will to make those things happen?” Hoffman said.