New York Regulators Release Proposed Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Ahead of Board Meeting

New York Regulators Release Proposed Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Ahead of Board Meeting
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<![CDATA[The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has shared its proposed adult-use cannabis regulations ahead of the Cannabis Control Board’s (CCB) Nov. 21 meeting, where the board plans to consider the proposed rules and issue the state’s first adult-use dispensary licenses.If the draft regulations are approved by the CCB on Monday, the proposal, which covers license types, rules for enforcement and more, will enter a 60-day public comment period, according to an OCM press release.RELATED: New York Regulators Issue Guidance for Adult-Use Cannabis DispensariesThe proposed rules center on the activities authorized under seven adult-use cannabis license types, including cultivation, nursery, processing, distribution, retail dispensary, microbusiness and cannabis collective (co-op).The licenses are outlined as follows, according to the press release:CultivationThe regulations create 5 tiers of cultivation licenses that are differentiated by light source. The allotted square footage per license ranges from 5,000 – 100,000 square feet.The regulations incentivize sustainable cultivation practices and limited energy utilization including outdoor cultivation.NurseryHolders of this license will be allowed to sell immature cannabis plants and seeds to licensees, including to retail licensees but they cannot sell immature plants directly to consumers.These license-holders will help New York pioneer future advances in cannabis science genetics.ProcessingAcknowledging the potentially cost prohibitive nature of manufacturing cannabis products, the regulations create three types of license authorizations under the processing license to allow for more entry points into the market:Minimal processing (branding/packaging and labeling)Blending/infusing (Must have a Good Manufacturing Practices facility)Extraction (Must have a Good Manufacturing Practices facility)DistributionHolders of this license can distribute cannabis to an adult-use dispensary from a processor.Cannabis Collective (Co-op)In order to encourage more cooperatives in New York’s cannabis market, the regulations allow for either cooperative association or traditional cooperative model so that these entities can receive investments.The regulations also allow holders of this license to scale up their…

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