Hudson Valley dispensary owners frustrated with state’s continual … – News 12 Westchester

Oct 21, 2023, 12:28amUpdated 2h ago

Owners of a Hudson Valley cannabis shop ready to open say they are frustrated with the state’s continual delay of giving them a final walkthrough.

Howard Libron and his daughter/business partner Shantel told News 12 Friday they have completed everything the state’s Office of Cannabis Management required in order for them to open their family business, Orange County Cannabis Co. in Wawayanda.

The Libron’s had planned on opening this past August until a lawsuit stopped everything for them and other social justice applicants who were on the cusp of opening. Howard Libron received a dispensary license under the OCM’s social justice oriented Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) program. The CAURD program awarded the first 400-plus licenses to applicants who have been convicted of cannabis-related offenses.

“We’re hoping to get information to let our staff know, ‘Hey listen, here’s what’s to come: Either A: Please ride it out with us, or B: When we call you, you definitely have a position here,” Shantel Libron said during a tour of the shop.

Four disabled veterans filed the lawsuit in State Supreme Court in early August against the OCM and members of the agency’s Cannabis Control Board, asserting

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