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New York’s Office of Cannabis Management to review home cultivation regulations

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The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) in New York is set to review new regulations on Wednesday concerning “adult-use home cultivation” of cannabis. If the Cannabis Control Board approves these regulations, they will enter a 60-day public comment period, potentially followed by a second comment period and up to a year for implementation.


The proposed regulations would permit New Yorkers to cultivate a maximum of six mature and six immature cannabis plants per private residence, with possession limits of up to five pounds of cannabis flower or its equivalent in concentrate. To ensure safety and compliance, the regulations mandate secure and private storage of cannabis plants, restrict cultivation to one site per individual, and require odor issue remediation.

Licensed cannabis retailers and microbusinesses may be authorized to sell immature cannabis plants and seeds, with certain labeling and registration requirements. The sale of cannabis seeds, made legal by the Federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, allows New Yorkers over 21 to purchase them online or from authorized retailers. Public comments on these proposed regulations can be emailed to the OCM for consideration.



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