New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Rules and Regulations: The Series

Way back in Spring of 2021, we ran a series on the New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which legalized adult-use cannabis in New York and established the framework for adult-use cannabis licensing. That series of posts covered everything from the available license types to the MRTA’s real estate requirements.

In keeping with our recent tradition, this post will start our series of posts on New York’s adult-use cannabis rules and regulation. The official document is 282 pages, so we won’t cover every detail. But we will highlight the big-ticket items, significant issues that all applicants should be aware of, and the license application process as a whole.

For anyone considering applying for an adult-use license, we reiterate our recommendation of hiring an experienced cannabis attorney. And at a minimum, understanding the overall framework of the licenses and the licensing process should be a precursor an in-depth consultation on a license application. Here are the topics you can look forward to:

The License Application Cultivation Licenses Processing Licenses Distribution Licenses Retail Dispensaries and On-Site Consumption Licenses Microbusiness Licenses The Social Equity Program

Given the complexity of the regulations, there may be some overlap and some deviations. We’ll

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