New York Launches Application Portal for Hemp Farmers Seeking Licenses to Grow Adult-Use Cannabis

New York Launches Application Portal for Hemp Farmers Seeking Licenses to Grow Adult-Use Cannabis
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<![CDATA[New York has launched a web-based portal that will allow hemp farmers to apply for licenses to grow adult-use cannabis during the 2022 growing season, according to an announcement from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.“New York is moving full speed ahead to create the most inclusive adult-use cannabis industry in the nation through our Seeding Opportunity Initiative,” Hochul said in a public statement. “This initiative will create meaningful opportunities for economic empowerment for New York farmers and impacted communities. Now that our application portal is open, I encourage every eligible New York farmer to participate in the farm-to-sale pipeline that will create jobs and opportunity throughout the Empire State.”The portal, which went live March 15, allows eligible hemp farmers to apply for Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivator licenses, which were created through legislation that Hochul signed into law last month.RELATED: Inside New York’s Legislation to Allow Hemp Farmers to Grow Cannabis for the State’s Adult-Use MarketTo qualify for a license, an applicant must have been an authorized industrial hemp research partner for the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets, growing hemp for at least two of the last four years and in good standing as of Dec. 31, 2021, when the research program ended.Applicants must pay a non-refundable $2,000 application and licensing fee. Additional program guidance can be found here.Once licensed, the farmers must meet certain requirements under the law, including safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly cultivation practices; participation in a social equity and mentorship program; and entrance into a labor peace agreement with a bona fide labor organization, according to Hochul’s announcement.The licenses allow farms to grow cannabis for the adult-use market outdoors or in a greenhouse for up to two years. Licensees are limited to one acre of flowering canopy outdoors or 25,000 square feet in a greenhouse with…

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