New York ready to open application process for adult-use cannabis processors

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The New York Cannabis Control Board is starting to advance the state’s cannabis industry

The application process for recreational cannabis processors begins today, New York regulators confirm. The Cannabis Control Board will accept these applications until August 31, so those interested have a little more than a month to participate and be part of this expected market.

Empire State regulators continue to work around the clock to take steps to launch an adult-use cannabis market in the state properly and effectively. At the same time, in the middle of last week, the Cannabis Control Board unanimously approved opening the application process for adult-use cannabis processors.

Anyone seeking to obtain a conditional recreational marijuana processor’s license in the state’s recreational market can begin applying now. The window will be extended through August 31 in order to ensure that no one is left with the opportunity to participate.

Applicants who obtain licenses to become official processors at the end of the process will have access to plant material grown by state-approved growers. As a result, they may be able to generate cannabis products with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration above 0.3%. It should be noted that the license will be temporary. Therefore it will be valid until June 1 of next year.

The chairman of the Bureau of Cannabis Management, Tremaine Wright, said at Wednesday’s meeting, “The future is bright and we really have a wonderful team driving this forward.” As previously explained, the first adult-use retail licenses will go to applicants with prior cannabis-related convictions and if all goes according to plan, sales would begin this fall.