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New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana And Creates Many Cannabis Business Opportunities

On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.854A), legalizing weed in NY state.  It is now known officially as the New York “cannabis law.”  Although it will take many months for the newly created Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) to promulgate the rules and applications for…

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New York State is Accepting Cannabinoid (CBD) Hemp Retailer and Distributor Applications

The New York State Department of Health has launched the Cannabinoid Hemp (e.g., CBD) Retail License Application and Distributor Permit Application on January 25, 2021. A business selling cannabinoid hemp products in the state of New York must first obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License before selling cannabinoid hemp products to consumers. Cannabinoid hemp products…

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New York State Considers Overhauling New York’s Medical Cannabis Program Making It Less Costly and More Accessible to Qualified Patients

On May 6, 2019, New York State law makers proposed two bills, A7467 and S5657 (both are the same), that would overhaul New York’s medical cannabis program. The most significant changes are (1) removing the list of qualifying medical conditions, (2) permitting qualified medical practitioners to prescribe medical cannabis to any patient they believe could…