On March 10, 2022, the New York State Cannabis Control Board released proposed regulations for conditional adult-use retail dispensaries.  This follows the announcement on February 22, 2022 that New York would grant conditional cultivation and processing licenses to certain qualified individuals within New York’s industrial hemp industry.  After long delays in releasing cannabis regulations, New

On February 22, 2022, Gov. Hochul signed into law an act creating conditional licenses for adult-use cannabis cultivators and processors.  Then, on March 10, 2022, the New York State Cannabis Control Board released proposed regulations for conditional adult-use retail dispensaries.  After long delays in releasing cannabis regulations, New York has begun accepting applications for conditional

Although efforts to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use failed to win majority support prior to the end of the legislative session, both the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate have approved a significant decriminalization bill.  The bill, which Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he will sign, generally (1) reduces penalties for