New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) held a meeting on June 1, 2022 in which the road towards New York’s adult-use cannabis market became clearer. The CCB released three sets of proposed cannabis regulations in the lead up to this most recent meeting: packaging and labeling regulations, marketing and advertising regulations, and laboratory testing regulations. The proposed regulations are the latest indication that the CCB is pushing for adult-use sales by the end of the year (which we still think is unlikely), given that each set of proposed cannabis regulations is focused on consumer safety.
Less advertised but equally (if not more so) important for prospective retail dispensary applicants was DASNY’s surreptitious issuance of a request for proposal for design-build services for conditional retail dispensaries. In short, DASNY is in the process of soliciting bids from design-build firms (i.e. design and construction firms) for the construction of conditional retail dispensary locations.
Included as part of the design-build RFP is an attachment that lists all of the design and construction requirements for conditional retail dispensaries, including requirements customer services areas, security, and point of sale software. We think it’s a pretty safe bet that the requirements for the design of the