The Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA), passed in 2021, legalized adult-use cannabis (also known as marijuana, or recreational marijuana) and created the Office of Cannabis Management. The Office of Cannabis Management is governed by the Cannabis Control Board. The office regulates adult-use, medical, and hemp cannabis, in addition to issuing licenses. The Office has also begun to create the regulatory framework of the legal cannabis industry. Below, are proposed rules by the Office and action taken by the legislature and governor to bring the state’s adult-use, medical, and hemp cannabis industries online and into alignment with the Marihuana Act. If you would like to review these proposed rules or submit comments, please visit https://cannabis.ny.gov/marihuana-regulation-and-taxation-act-mrta.
- Personal Cultivation of Cannabis: authorize the home cultivation of cannabis for certified medical cannabis patients
- Cannabinoid Hemp: create a licensing framework for cannabinoid processors and cannabinoid hemp retailers
- Medical Cannabis: will propose the framework for the medical cannabis program in the state
- Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensaries: will establish the framework for a subset of retail licenses for the adult-use cannabis program in New York
New Law Conditional Adult Use Cultivator & Conditional Adult Use Processor Licenses:this new law authorizes eligible hemp growers to apply for a license to grow cannabis containing over 0.3% THC for the upcoming adult-use market. To be eligible to apply, the hemp grower must have been authorized to grow hemp under the Department of Agriculture and Markets Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program and meet certain other requirements.” For more information concerning licensing with the OCM, please visit the Office’s website at: https://cannabis.ny.gov/licensing.