Firing one up: New York Cannabis board looks to speed up license rollout, let medical marijuana dispensaries sell recreational pot products


New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) will be evaluating several proposed regulations Thursday that aim to fast track the rollout of adult-use dispensary licenses.

The proposals, which will be subject to a 45-day public comment period, are likely to be approved during OCM’s board meeting Thursday and are based on feedback the board has received in recent months.

The proposed changes include enabling medical marijuana providers to sell adult-use cannabis starting on or about Dec. 29, 2023. Additionally, the OCM is expected to make it easier for current adult-use applicants to open dispensaries.