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Hochul announces overhaul of NY’s cannabis management office

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Governor Kathy Hochul has launched a comprehensive review of the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) to enhance its efficiency and lay the groundwork for New York’s legal cannabis market’s future. Commissioner Jeanette Moy, of the Office of General Services, has been appointed to spearhead this initiative, supported by a team of seasoned state government officials. The assessment aims to pinpoint improvement areas and kickstart the strategic planning necessary for the sustainable success of the cannabis industry in the state.

The review will involve a minimum 30-day period where Commissioner Moy and her team will closely work with the OCM, evaluating its organizational structure, processes, and systems. The goal is to expedite license processing times, streamline the application process for cannabis businesses, and improve overall agency operations. This initiative underscores Governor Hochul’s commitment to a transparent, efficient, and responsive state government, especially within the burgeoning legal cannabis sector.

Following the assessment, further steps may include external consultancy to continue refining the OCM’s operations. The partnership between Commissioner Moy, OCM leadership, and staff promises to foster a more accessible and opportune market for operators and consumers alike, fulfilling New York’s vision of a cannabis market rooted in equity and responsiveness to the needs of New Yorkers.