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Cannabis board awards licenses to Columbia, Greene farms

Aug 17, 2022 1:00 am

The Daily Freeman is reporting the state Cannabis Control Board has awarded another 19 farms a conditional license to grow adult recreational-use cannabis, including one in Columbia County and one in Greene, according to board member Jen Metzger. Approvals were granted on August 15, to HV Agricultural Corp. in Columbia County and Hiddenview Family Farm in Greene County under the state’s “Seeding Opportunity Initiative.” The conditional licenses allow the farms to cultivate products that will be sold in dispensaries owned by justice-involved New Yorkers by the end of this year. The Cannabis Control Board also approved 15 adult-use processor license applications, including one from Jenny’s Baked at Home Company in Columbia County. Those licenses are available to already licensed hemp processors, allowing the development of products such as tinctures and edibles from THC extracted from the plants. The application period for those licenses will continue through August 31. “To date, the total number of farms approved, statewide, for conditional adult use cultivation licenses is 242,” Metzger said. “We have received over 300 applications.” The conditional licenses issued are valid for two years and allow cultivators to grow up to one acre (43,560 square feet) of cannabis outdoors or 25,000 square feet in a greenhouse.Read more in the Daily Freeman.