New York Regulators Approve First Round Of Marijuana Cultivation Licenses And Revise Medical Cannabis Home Grow Rules

New York Regulators Approve First Round Of Marijuana Cultivation Licenses And Revise Medical Cannabis Home Grow Rules
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New York regulators on Thursday voted to grant conditional marijuana cultivation licenses to a number of hemp businesses as one of the first steps toward ensuring an adequate supply of cannabis when the state’s adult-use market launches later this year. And separately, the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) approved revised regulations to allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own plants for personal use following a public comment period on initial rules that were proposed last year. It’s been about a year since an adult-use legalization bill was enacted into law, and regulators have spent months preparing for implementation. At CCB’s meeting on Thursday, members approved 52 conditional cultivation licenses. More than 150 applications had been submitted, and remaining applicants will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis. Via CCB. Via CCB. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) signed a bill from Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D) and Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D) to create conditional licenses in February. The intent is to allow existing hemp operators to get a head start on growing marijuana to meet demand for the forthcoming industry. Conditional cultivator licensees needed to have been authorized by the state Department of Agriculture to grow hemp as of December 31, 2021—and have grown the crop for two of the past four years. They’re also required to “participate in an environmental sustainability program and a social equity mentorship program.” BREAKING: The New York State Cannabis Control Board just approved the first 52 adult-use cannabis cultivation licenses for farms across the state. The first cannabis product on dispensary shelves will come from NY's hard-working family farmers, not out-of-state corporations. — NYS Office of Cannabis Management (@nys_cannabis) April 14, 2022 Meanwhile, regulators also advanced a rule last month to make it so people with prior marijuana convictions, or whose family members have…

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