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FREE Webinar Tomorrow, May 4! Cannabis in New York: Intro to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Watch HERE! New York just became the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis. It will likely be several months before industry regulations are released and license applications are possible, but NOW is the time to start preparing. Join Harris Bricken’s lead New York cannabis attorney, Simon Malinowski for a FREE hour-long, Q&A webinar, TOMORROW Tuesday, May 4th, at 2 pm

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New York Cannabis Licensing, Part 3: The Social and Economic Equity Plan

With a target goal of 50% of New York cannabis licenses issued to social and economic equity applicants (Equity Applicants), we thought it would be helpful to provide a detailed explanation of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act’s (MRTA) social and economic equity plan, how the license application process works vis-à-vis Equity Applicants, and critical

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Will New York’s Cannabis Law Create Sweeping Changes for Its Hemp Industry?

On March 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the much-anticipated “Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act“ (the “MRTA”). You can find our ongoing coverage of all things MRTA here. What isn’t obvious from the title of this new law, however, is that it includes provisions that may change how the state will eventually regulate its

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New York Cannabis Licensing, Part 2: The Application Process

Finally, the post that all prospective New York cannabis applicants have been waiting for: an explanation of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act’s (MRTA) license application process. We ask you to curb your enthusiasm: while the MRTA provides a framework for the license application process, the actual license application (including the license fee) will be

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New York Cannabis Licensing, Part 1: MRTA Adult Use License Types

Next up in our series of posts on New York’s Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) is a deep dive into the adult-use licensing provisions.  There is a lot to unpack here and a wealth of information on the license types and the licensing process. So much so that we will be splitting our summary

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How New York Cannabis Legalization Prioritizes Equity

After years of fits and starts, New York finally legalized adult-use cannabis and expanded its previously restrictive medical cannabis program. As the nation’s third largest economy and fourth most populous state, New York has the opportunity to set the gold standard for state cannabis industries. New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”) establishes industry

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FREE Webinar – Cannabis in New York: Intro to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Watch HERE! New York just became the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis. It will likely be several months before industry regulations are released and license applications are possible, but NOW is the time to start preparing. Join Harris Bricken’s lead New York cannabis attorney, Simon Malinowski for a FREE hour-long, Q&A webinar on Tuesday, May 4th, at 2 pm EDT/ 11

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board – The New Sheriff in Town

Now that the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the MRTA) is law, the most frequent question (really, the only) we get at the Canna Law Blog is: what do I need to do to get a license? The answer is in the hands of the Cannabis Control Board (the CCB), a newly established governing body