Participate in NYS Public Comment Period for the Proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations
We are New York Cannabis United (NYCU), a dedicated coalition of cannabis reform and advocacy organizations, trade associations, businesses, farmers, aspiring entrepreneurs, patients, and concerned community members. New York State’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is currently drafting Regulations for Adult-Use, Hemp, and Medical cannabis in New York.

Fill out this form to be included in the New York State public comment period for the Proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations. You don’t need to be a policy expert or even a consumer to participate, just someone who cares about the impact that cannabis legalization has on your friends, family, and community.

NYCU will submit all comments for the proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations received via this form to the OCM at regulations@ocm.ny.gov by May 31st, 2022.  

Read all 35 pages of the Proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations here: https://cannabis.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/03/part_116_caurd_regulations_031022.pdf

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To become an eligible applicant for the Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary license: (1) an applicant must demonstrate: (i) a significant presence in New York State, either individually or by having a principal corporate location in the state:  (ii) it is incorporated or otherwise organized under the laws of New York State; or (iii) a majority of the ownership of the applicant are residents of New York State by being physically present in the state no less than 180 calendar days during the current year or 540 calendar days over the course of three years; do you agree with this requirement? *
Additionally, to become an eligible applicant for the Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary license, if the applicant is an individual, or an entity with one or more individuals, at least one individual must:  (i) be justice involved, which means an individual that: (a) was convicted of a marihuana-related offense in New York State prior to the thirty-first  of March two thousand twenty-one; or  (b) had a parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, or dependent who was convicted of a  marihuana-related offense in New York State prior to the thirty-first of March two thousand  twenty-one; or  (c) was a dependent of an individual who was convicted of a marihuana-related offense in  New York State prior to the thirty-first of March two thousand twenty-one; (ii) provide evidence of the primary residence of the justice involved individual at the time of  such individual’s arrest or conviction; and (iii) hold or have held, for a minimum of two years, at least ten percent ownership interest in,  and control of, a qualifying business, which means a business that had net profit for at least two  of the years the business was in operation; do you agree with this requirement? *
Within the proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations, the criteria to be justice involved,  is to be an individual who had a parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, or dependent who was convicted of a  marihuana-related offense in New York State prior to the thirty-first of March two thousand  twenty-one; or was a dependent of an individual who was convicted of a marihuana-related offense in  New York State prior to the thirty-first of March two thousand twenty-one. Would you expand the criteria of justice involved individuals to include any of the following? *
The proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations require that applicants provide all sources of funding used to acquire, start, or develop the business for which the license is sought, and documentation concerning the source of the funds and copies of closing  documents in connection with such acquisition or development; do you agree with this requirement? *
One of the intents of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) is to transition the legacy (un-licensed) market into the legal market. Do you think the proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations offer a clear pathway for transitioning legacy to legal? *
Do you have any other comments about the proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations? *
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