NY Cannabis Office Overhauled: Gov. Hochul Plans To ‘Unclog The Licensing Bottleneck’



Since a scathing report about the woeful inadequacies of New York’s legal cannabis program hit the airwaves Friday, which included a shakeup within the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), Governor Kathy Hochul (D) announced a complete overhaul of the agency responsible for the repeatedly botched launch of N.Y.’s adult-use marijuana program.

“Now I’ve been frank with New Yorkers that I’m not satisfied. I even used the word disaster to describe the status quo,” Gov. Hochul said.

Confirming her commitment to establish the nation’s most equitable cannabis industry, Hochul proposed reforms to address the numerous issues head-on.

“We promised to build the strongest, most equitable legal cannabis market in the nation, and we’re announcing long-needed steps to make New York’s cannabis program work as promised,” Hochul said.

How Exactly? Unclog The Licensing Bottleneck

The governor announced various recommendations …

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