The New York State Cannabis Control Board met on Tuesday to discuss the distribution of licenses for selling marijuana and researching it. After two years of delays and legal battles, the future of New York's budding cannabis industry could be decided Tuesday. The NYS Cannabis Control Board held a public meeting at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at The Empire State Plaza.
According to wgrz.com, the meeting aimed to address the licensing process and regulations surrounding the sale and cultivation of cannabis in the state. The board considered and issued new CAURD licenses and cannabis regulations throughout New York, potentially opening the door for dozens of retail stores to open by the end of the year.
Reuben McDaniel, the leader of a state agency instrumental in setting up New York's legal cannabis industry, made an announcement on Thursday about the progress made. He stated that state cannabis regulators have nearly doubled the number of CAURD licensees, demonstrating significant growth in the industry.