Equity became a linchpin of the legalization debate between lawmakers and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Now comes the follow through.
A clear definition for “craft” cannabis is among the proposed changes to New York’s cannabis regulations, aimed at lifting up small farmers.
Cannabis Wire had an exclusive interview with Kevin Bright, the executive producer of Friends, who plans to turn an upstate family maple farm into a cannabis venture.
Rules to allow for delta-8 THC could come in the “future,” but in the meantime, those for CBD in food and beverages have been finalized.
Patients get a head start before New Yorkers 21 and older will also be allowed to cultivate their cannabis at home.
The newly-formed Cannabis Control Board held its first meeting on Tuesday, its first step toward launching one of the country’s most closely watched markets.
The legislature convened for a special session, in part to consider New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s cannabis regulator nominations, which were initially expected from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Cannabis-focused companies like Cookies, Metrc, and the Stanley Brothers are also among those registered to lobby on cannabis in New York.
While Cuomo’s scandals might have helped push legalization over the finish line in 2021, the latest fallout could cause delays in setting up the industry.
Legalization bill sponsors push to ensure Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination to oversee cannabis regulation in New York will be true to the “commitment of this legislation.”
Public bank legislation, which one sponsor said could have provided a clearer path to banking for New York’s cannabis industry, failed to gain traction.
While cannabis will soon be sold in New York shops to consumers who are over the age of 21 years old, regulators want to educate adults about responsible use and curb underage use.
Crystal Peoples-Stokes led a panel aimed at her Buffalo constituents, and took questions from residents hoping to join the state’s forthcoming adult use industry.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, of Buffalo, spoke about the future of equitable, local cannabis in their cities, two of the states’ most populous.
Beyond complex tax considerations, accountants are fielding questions on everything from workplace policies to licensing limits.
During a NYC Hospitality Alliance webinar this week, conversation focused on ownership and investment limits, on-site consumption spaces, and community relationships.