On Tuesday, March 15, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a web-based portal for hemp farmers seeking a conditional license to grow adult-use cannabis.
The portal is for those looking to obtain an adult-use cannabis grow license for the 2022 growing season. The licenses are made possible by the Conditional Cannabis Cultivation bill, which Hochul signed into law last month.
“New York is moving full speed ahead to create the most inclusive adult-use cannabis industry in the nation through our Seeding Opportunity Initiative,” said Hochul, according to a press release. “This initiative will create meaningful opportunities for economic empowerment for New York farmers and impacted communities. Now that our application portal is open, I encourage every eligible New York farmer to participate in the farm-to-sale pipeline that will create jobs and opportunity throughout the Empire State.”
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