by Madison Moore
21 November 2022
LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)– The New York State Office of Cannabis Management took a big step toward adult-use marijuana being sold to New Yorkers before the end of the year. Thirty-six retail dispensary licenses were issued Monday to applicants who were or had relatives who were convicted of a marijuana-related crime prior to 2021, delivering on a promise Governor Hochul made to ensure these individuals made the first adult-use marijuana sales in the state.
The licenses were issued to nine different regions across New York State, excluding Upstate New York, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, Brooklyn, and the Mid-Hudson region because of a recent lawsuit this month that brought a temporary court-ordered injunction against the five regions.
However, the lawsuit doesn’t stop Central New York companies growing and processing cannabis products from selling to the newly licensed dispensaries. That includes Gen V Labs LLC, one of a handful of companies that were issued a license to grow and process cannabis on their property at Beak & Skiff Farms in LaFayette.
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