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New York Cannabis: The Town of Riverhead Voted Not to Opt Out (It’s a Big Deal)

Listen to the blog post here: https://harrisbricken.com/wp-content/uploads/New-York-Cannabis-The-Town-of-Riverhead-Voted-Not-to-Opt-Out-Its-a-Big-Deal.mp3   As we continue to wait for Governor Andrew Cuomo to nominate a Chairperson for the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), effectively kickstarting the rule making process, a surprising and welcome piece of news came down. On July 7, 2021, the Town of Riverhead voted not to opt out

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Colorado’s New Hemp Rules Suggest A Wave of Comprehensive State Regulations May Be on the Way

While the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) continues to drag its feet in forging a legal path for the manufacture, sale, and distribution of hemp-derived products, state regulators are keeping up with the demands of this evolving market and adopting increasingly more nuanced and more sophisticated regulations for these products. Several states, including Oregon

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board – What’s Going On?

In all of the excitement over New York’s passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), one of the things that often gets lost is that legalization was just the first step towards the issuance of adult-use cannabis licenses. The single most important administrative action item is the formation of the primary regulatory governing

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New York Real Estate and Cannabis – Part 2

So you’re interested in applying for an adult-use cannabis license once the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) issues the license application. One of the first decisions an applicant needs to make is where they intend to operate. As we referenced in our earlier posts on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) and Part 1 of

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New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act: What About Medical Marijuana?!

In all of the hubbub over New York’s legalization of adult-use (i.e. recreational cannabis), not a lot of ink has been spilled over the expansion of New York’s medical cannabis program. As a brief refresher, New York first legalized medical cannabis in 2016. Since then, only 10 organizations (ROs), have been issued registrations. We are

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The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act: I’m in a New York State of Mind

Over the last few weeks we have seen a number of articles about New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) written by attorneys based outside of New York or (worse yet) attorneys who are not licensed to practice law in New York. We have been pretty “vocal” about the importance of selecting the right

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New York Real Estate and Cannabis: Part 1

Here at the Canna Law Blog, we had intended to start our series on the real estate implications of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) with a discussion of issues faced by each license type. But after reading The New York Times’ recent article on the real estate “rush” caused by the MRTA, we

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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: MRTA Adult Use License Types

In this article: Types of licenses authorized by the MRTA and restrictions governing each type of license MRTA’s provisions regarding the license application process New York’s social and economic equity program Types of licenses authorized by the MRTA and restrictions governing each type of license The MRTA authorizes several different license types, each of which