New York Gets 900+ Marijuana Dispensary Applications From People Harmed By Drug War – Marijuana Moment

New York marijuana regulators closed the one-month window for accepting applications for the state’s first cannabis retailer licenses on Monday—and 903 businesses run by people who have been harmed by the drug war have completed and submitted their forms.

For this first round of conditional adult-use retail dispensary (CAURD) licenses, only people who have been personally impacted by cannabis criminalization, or whose direct family members have marijuana convictions, are eligible.

The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) said that it will be selecting 150 applicants to open the first recreational marijuana shops in the state before expanding the application pool.

Thank you to every one who applied for CAURD! Conditional adult-use retail dispensary licenses will create countless opportunities for our communities and future.

Together, we look forward to building the nation’s most equitable and diverse cannabis market.

— NYS Office of Cannabis Management (@nys_cannabis) September 28, 2022

Now that the application deadline has passed, regulators will give prospective licensees another 30 days to review and make any amendments to their documents and proposals. The office will then start scoring the applications, make decisions about approvals and complete interagency work to get shops open as soon as possible, with the

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