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Hudson Valley cannabis retail locations still on hold as others announced

Nov 22, 2022 12:11 pm

WNYT reports on the state announcement of the first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses in New York, announced on Nov. 21. “This is a monumental moment and it represents the last leg of the cannabis supply chain that requires licensure,” said Tremaine Wright, the chair of the Cannabis Control Board. But none of the retail locations just announced are in the Hudson Valley. A court ruling earlier this month delayed the board from approving dispensaries in the Hudson Valley because of a legal dispute over licensing criteria. So cannabis sales, expected to begin before the end of the year, may not start then locally. New York legalized recreational use of cannabis in March 2021, but has been building the infrastructure and laws for retail sales since then. Read more about this story at the WNYT website.