New York Marijuana Officials Are Now Accepting Applications For The First Recreational Dispensary Licenses – Marijuana Moment

People who’ve been directly impacted by the drug war in New York are now able to submit applications for the first round of retailer licenses in the state.

New York regulators have been promoting the launch of the application portal for weeks, emphasizing that this represents a key step toward ensuring industry equity as the state prepares to open its adult-use market by the year’s end.

Earlier this week, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) unveiled a regional breakdown of the maximum 150 conditional adult use retail dispensary (CAURD) licenses that it plans to accept as an initial step to setting New York up to serve adult use consumers.

That announcement came weeks after the state Cannabis Control Board (CCB) said it would start accepting retailer applications from justice-involved individuals who have been historically impacted by marijuana criminalization.

The application portal launched on Thursday and will be open until September 26.

Applications for the conditional retailer licenses must still be reviewed on a regional basis, so the numbers from OCM don’t necessarily reflect the number of storefronts that will be opened under the program. It just shows that maximum that will be accepted per region.

In order to qualify for

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