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CANY Statement regarding Governor Hochul's Announcement of New OCM Leadership

CANY applauds Governor Hochul for moving quickly to fill the leadership void left by Chris Alexander leaving his role as executive director sooner than expected, and look forward to working and supporting the new team as they work to keep the agency’s, and the industry’s, momentum going while living up to our state’s goals for an equitable and inclusive cannabis industry. The OCM has been under investigation since March at the Governor’s request, we are now one month removed from the findings of the OGS report, and we’re still without a plan developed with stakeholder input, making us worry that appointing new leadership could simply result in shuffling chairs on the Titanic without preventing it from sinking.

– Cannabis Association of New York

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BUILDING AN INDUSTRY

A prosperous legal cannabis industry should begin by bringing opportunity and generational wealth to thousands of small and midscale NYS businesses, not just a handful of massive corporations.

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RESTORING COMMUNITIES

As the legal cannabis economy emerges, we need to implement new models that restore the environment and our communities, and repair the damage done by the war on drugs.

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GROWING A MOVEMENT

As we work to educate government officials and community leaders across NYS, we will ensure that our educational programming is accessible to both existing license-holders and aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs.

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This is How New York Grows.

OUR MISSION

We actively advocate for laws and regulations that support the vision of a New York cannabis industry that is restorative, sustainable, and inclusive. Our education efforts inform and empower legislators, regulators, and the public with the knowledge they need to understand issues surrounding the cannabis industry. We serve our members by providing a united voice, technical education, industry coordination, and services to position New York as a global leader in cannabis.

WHO WE ARE

We are entrepreneurs who teamed up to build a cannabis industry in New York State that works for small and midscale businesses. As the cannabis industry matures in states across the country, we see familiar patterns emerge. Small and midscale operators are being squeezed out of the market while big industry players lobby for regulations that serve their interests over those of small businesses and consumers. We amplify the voices of our members and advocate for a cannabis industry in New York State with opportunity for thousands of entrepreneurs.

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Cultivator

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Microbusiness

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Retail

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Delivery

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Ancillary

Patron

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Join CANY and become part of an active and engaged community of cannabis businesses stretching across NYS.

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THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS

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