Six of NY’s Registered Medical Cannabis Companies Receive Adult-Use Licensing Powers –

New York’s Cannabis Control Board allowed six of the state’s ten “registered” medical marijuana companies to enter the adult-use market on December 8, meaning that established players in the NY cannabis industry may soon bring more legal recreational-use stores to Manhattan. The Office of Cannabis Management, the board’s parent agency, hailed the move.

The medical marijuana companies granted adult-use privileges include: Columbia Care NY, Curaleaf NY, Etain, NYCanna, PharmaCann of New York, and Valley Agriceuticals.

“The approval of medical cannabis operators (registered organizations) to participate in both the medical and adult-use markets highlights their commitment to serve patients and consumers across New York. Furthermore, as we prepare for new adult-use dispensary licensing, we look forward to store openings across the state,” CCB Chairwoman Tremaine Wright said.

It seems none of the medical companies will open adult-use stores in the borough yet, with CCB Wright indicating that 5 of the 6 companies would locate them elsewhere. The new shops will open on December 29.

So far, only one location has been approved per company statewide, although they may apply for up to three licenses. At least some of the license awardees seem to have medical dispensaries in Manhattan, which could end

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