Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Legalize Cannabis Program

Jan. 6, 2021, 5:48 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis in New York as part of the 2021 State of the State.

  • Under the Governor’s proposal, a new Office of Cannabis Management would be created to oversee the new adult-use program, as well as the State’s existing medical and cannabinoid hemp programs, according to a statement from the governor’s office
    • Additionally, an equitable structure for the adult-use market will be created by offering licensing opportunities and assistance to entrepreneurs in communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the ...

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