New York Cannabis Updates: Steady as She Goes

The slow and steady roll-out of New York’s adult-use cannabis rules and regulations continues. The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) has made clear: nothing’s stopping this train. But, delays are a given, much as we might hate them.

The CCB met on July 14th to pass revised regulations and update the public on the state of licensing. I attended the virtual meeting so that you didn’t have to. This blog post covers what is new.

New approvals for the conditional cultivator license

Recall that the CCB opened up the licensing application for conditional cultivation on March 15th. The application window just closed on June 30th, after 300 applications were submitted. The CCB continues to review applications and approve them incrementally. Thus far, the CCB has awarded a total of 215 licenses, including a dozen on July 14th.

Many cultivators will plant their first seeds this summer for harvest in fall. The CCB stated that it hopes to see cannabis sales begin this Fall. However, the Board only just opened the application portal for the Adult-Use Conditional Processor License on June 28th, and has yet to begin accepting applications for Conditional Adult-Use Retail Licenses. It seems unlikely that the businesses needed to

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