WNY still waiting as more dispensary licenses approved – Spectrum News

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The New York State Cannabis Control Board has now awarded more than 60 Conditional Adult Use Retail, or CAURD, licenses.

However, an ongoing lawsuit is prohibiting the board from approving applicants in five regions of the state, including Western New York and Brooklyn.

“Those guys are in limbo right now and they’re going to be in limbo until this case is resolved, and that’s just adding a lot of anxiety, a lot of stress to people that already had a certain level of stress going into this thing,” said Jesse Campoamor, Campoamor & Sons LLC CEO and founder.

Despite the state’s request to limit an injunction only to the Finger Lakes region, a federal judge has not yet changed his order. With the control board meeting the last Wednesday of every month, the veteran cannabis advocate Campoamor, who is involved with the buildout of new retail stores, said it will be at least a month and probably much longer until a dispensary opens in these areas.

“From when the lease is signed to when these guys can get in on design build, the best case turnaround is a 12-week turnaround,” he said.

Currently there are only two legal dispensaries open

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