Agriculture & Markets Bill Passes NYS Legislature

Including cannabis in New York State’s Agriculture and Markets Law is an important step toward extending the same protections on zoning and taxes that protect all farmers to those who also cultivate cannabis, and we’re thankful to Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo for their support in getting this measure over the finish line. Governor Hochul […]

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CANY in the News: “In jaw-dropping decision, judge strikes down all New York recreational cannabis rules”

Syracuse.com: In jaw-dropping decision, judge strikes down all New York recreational cannabis rules

“It is likely that the judge may narrow his order to just the regulations governing third party platform, marketplace, or aggregators, or I would assume the OCM will appeal the decision and request an emergency stay on enforcement of the judge’s decision,” CANY President Damien Cornwell said in a statement. […]

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CANY in the News: “Cannabis board waives licensing fees for struggling cultivators”

Times Union: Cannabis board waives licensing fees for struggling cultivators

“We advocated for this action to the (Cannabis Control Board), Office of Cannabis Management, the governor and the Legislature and have long held that waiving these fees is the most immediate and effective way to provide economic stimulus to cannabis farmers and within the cannabis supply chain,” said Damien J. Cornwell, president of the board of directors with the Cannabis Association of New York. “CANY is eager to see the positive progress this will bring to making our cannabis industry in (New York) more fair, equitable and accessible.” […]

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Green Market Report: OCM to investigate TPI

Check out Green Market Report’s feature New York OCM to start investigating cannabis company true parties of interest, for the latest updates on OCM’s Trade Practices Group. The article features Jason Klimek, Chair of CANY’s Policy Committee, a distinguished cannabis and tax attorney who has played a pivotal role in shaping the legal landscape of cannabis in New York since founding his cannabis practice in 2018. CANY has been at the forefront, helping to guide policy and educational efforts around TPI and other compliance issues, and Jason is a huge part of these efforts! […]

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CANY 2023 Public Comments on Revised Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations (Round 2)

The Cannabis Association of New York (“CANY”) represents hundreds of businesses and individuals across the entire cannabis supply chain–from seed-to-sale in every region of the state. Through our policy, regional, and subject specific committees, CANY works to engage with various communities and stakeholders within the New York cannabis economy. Since being founded in 2019, CANY has worked on numerous laws and regulations in realizing the goals as codified in the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). […]

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CANY 2023 Public Comments on New York State Cannabis Control Board Proposed Regulations

The Cannabis Association of New York (“CANY”) represents hundreds of businesses and individuals across the entire cannabis supply chain–from seed-to-sale in every region of the state. Through our policy, regional, and subject specific committees, CANY works to engage with various communities and stakeholders within the New York cannabis economy. Since being founded in 2019, CANY has worked on numerous laws and regulations in realizing the goals as codified in the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). […]

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CANY Public Comments – Packaging, Labeling, Marketing & Advertising 2nd Draft Regulations

The Cannabis Association of New York (“CANY”) appreciates the work by the New York State Cannabis Control Board (“CCB”) and associated Office of Cannabis Management (“OCM”) on the Proposed Regulations concerning packaging, labeling, marketing and advertising (the “Proposed Regulations”). However, CANY notes that the Proposed Regulations create undue burdens for conditionally licensed cultivators, processors, and retailers, as well as other highly prioritized prospective licensees. […]

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