NY Pot Regulators Approve First Adult-Use Grower Licenses

By Sam Reisman (April 14, 2022, 7:55 PM EDT) -- New York's cannabis regulators on Thursday approved 52 hemp farmers' applications to begin cultivating cannabis for the Empire State's incoming adult-use market.

The applications were approved by the Cannabis Control Board, or CCB, at its regular monthly meeting and mark the first new licenses to be issued for the state's recreational cannabis market since the drug became legal just more than one year ago.

"We understand that the growing season waits for no one, and we have to move quickly to help our farmers take full advantage of it," said Chris Alexander, executive director of the Office of Cannabis Management, or...

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