NEW YORK, NY – On Monday the New York Office of Cannabis Management voted to approve licenses for 36 cannabis dispensaries and successfully approved that first round of legal marijuana dispensaries.
Of the 36 Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary licenses (CAURD licenses) 28 went to those in the state who were impacted by “biased enforcement of the decades-long prohibition on marijuana”, according to local reporting. The remaining eight CAURD licenses were given to nonprofits. Those nonprofits have a “a history of helping incarcerated people.”
Most of the licenses were awarded to businesses or nonprofits in New York City and Long Island with only eight being in other areas of the state. Within NYC 13 licenses were awarded and 7 went to Long Island.
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