Cannabis in New York: Update on Proposed Eligibility Requirements for a Conditional Dispensary License

By , Senior Advisor
, Managing Director
New York State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) webinar overview

On Tuesday, May 17, the New York State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) Executive Director Chris Alexander led a webinar focused on the proposed eligibility and requirements for a conditional dispensary license. Below is an overview:

Current State

Seeding Opportunity Initiative

What is a Conditional License?

A conditional license is a Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) that ;

CAURD gives Extra Support to individuals who are:

What does it mean to be Justice-Involved? (New way to say “Legacy Program or Legacy Candidates”)

“These are proposed regulations, they are not yet final” – stated by Chris Alexander throughout the presentation.

Documentation and Requirement for Justice Involvement Candidates:

Documentation for General Applicants Seeking a License:

Additional Documentation for Considerations:

Other Information 

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About the Authors

Tunisha W. Walker-Miller

Tunisha W. Walker-Miller

Tunisha has extensive knowledge of governmental affairs on a City and State level. She runs a number of the firm’s legislative and community engagements and oversees the Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) practice group.

Michael O’Boyle

Michael O’Boyle

Michael is a highly accomplished executive with over 35 years of success in the information technology industry, with deep expertise in technology sales, business development, and operations. He most recently held senior executive leadership positions at IBM.

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