State launches website for Office of Cannabis Management

AmNews Staff Reports | 4/8/2021, midnight
State officials announced the launch of the New York State Office of Cannabis Management website.

State officials announced the launch of the New York State Office of Cannabis Management website. The website (https://cannabis.ny.gov) educates the public on the OCM’s regulatory structure which, with the Cannabis Control Board, will oversee the licensure, cultivation, production, distribution, sale and taxation of medical, adult-use and cannabinoid hemp within New York State.

The website also provides resources for individuals seeking medical cannabis practitioners, caregivers and medical cannabis IDs as well as businesses seeking licensure to participate in adult-use, medical and cannabinoid hemp industries.

Cuomo signed legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis March 31. The legislation provides licensing for marijuana producers, distributors, retailers and other actors in the cannabis market, and creates a social and economic equity program to assist individuals disproportionately impacted by cannabis enforcement that want to participate in the industry.