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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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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

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New York’s Comprehensive Cannabis Legislation Released

The revised version of New York’s comprehensive cannabis legislation that legalizes recreational cannabis and expands New York medical cannabis program has (finally) been released. Still titled the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the MRTA), the revised legislation more closely resembles the original version of the MRTA than Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legalization plan, as was expected.

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BREAKING NEWS: New York Cannabis Legislation Imminent

After years of fits and starts, New York appears to finally be ready to pass comprehensive cannabis legislation that legalizes recreational cannabis and expands its existing, restrictive medical cannabis program. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes spent the weekend negotiating revised legislation that combines elements of Governor Cuomo’s legalization plan and the

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New York’s Proposed Hemp Products Rules: A Model for the Industry

On October 27, the New York Department of Health (the “DOH”) released much anticipated proposed rules to regulate the processing, manufacturing, sale and marketing of cannabinoid hemp products in the state (the “Rules”). In accordance with A08977, which Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted at the beginning of this year, the DOH was tasked with creating a

New York Medical Cannabis Licensing: Is It Worth It For Anyone?

On July 31, 2015, the New York State Department of Health awarded five licenses for medical marijuana cultivation, processing, and distribution authorized by the state’s Compassionate Care Act that went into effect on July 5, 2014. These five license recipients now have a deadline of January 5, 2016, or eighteen months from the date the law