By Handing Out Licenses NY Board Hopes To Generate A Good News Story

Not sure this will negate yesterday’s revalations or the fact that that there will be so many stores and a limited amount of regulated growers. But I suppose we’ll cross that bridge etc etc is the thinking?


New York’s Cannabis Control Board on Tuesday granted 105 new cannabis licenses, approved final home grow regulations and introduced a new interim director for the Office of Cannabis Management.

In the board’s first meeting since Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the departure of OCM’s inaugural executive director, Chris Alexander, Chair Tremaine Wright opened the session by talking up progress in New York’s legal weed rollout so far, but acknowledging an appetite for a regulatory revamp.

“We are actively shaping the next chapter of New York cannabis; and most importantly, we are leading by listening,” Wright said before introducing Felicia A. B. Reid, who Hochul appointed as Alexander’s successor. “It is important for us all to embrace change.”


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