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New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has announced it will be touring across every region of New York to hold workshops that will provide potential adult-use cannabis licensees with help navigating the newly opened application portal.
The tour will see the OCM provide educational presentations on the different license types available to people looking to join the market.
Attendees of the workshops will have the opportunity to engage with experts, ask questions, and get answers in real-time about various pathways to participate in the legal adult-use cannabis market.
Chris Alexander, Executive Director of The New York State Office of Cannabis Management, stated: “We are excited to kick off the ‘Roadmap to Adult-Use Application’ tour across every region of New York State. This tour is one of the many exciting efforts we are undertaking at OCM to make sure that any and everyone with questions about the right pathway to participate has the tools, knowledge, and awareness they need to be successful right in their backyards.
“We are committed to empowering all applicants with the essential knowledge required to actively engage in this opportunity.”
Additionally, the OCM has announced a series of informative Virtual Live Events focused on the process of applying for the adult-use cannabis licenses. These live sessions will provide valuable insights and guidance on every step of the application process, ensuring they are accessible to everyone.
The OCM has confirmed that New York State will accept applications for review and will begin awarding licenses for cultivators, processors, distributors, microbusinesses, and retail dispensaries in early 2024.
During this application window, currently operational Adult-Use Conditional Cultivators and Conditional Processors will also be able to apply to transition to full, non-conditional licenses.
Entrepreneurs seeking to apply for licenses will be able to file their applications through the New York Business Express (NYBE) platform.The “Roadmap to Adult-Use Applications” tour will begin in Harlem on October 10, and anyone interested in attending a workshop should RSVP at https://cannabis.ny.gov/events.