Workshops Available to Help New Yorkers Apply for Retail Cannabis Licenses
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) - The workshops are a two-part series of virtual events beginning May 17th.
The events will include two learning-sessions focused on providing information and education to license eligible individuals and the organizations that work with them.
The licenses will ensure that the first adult-use cannabis is grown by New York farmers and sold by individuals directly impacted by the overcriminalization of cannabis prohibition.
"As a former coffee shop owner I know how hard it can be to launch and operate a retail space. And that's why I'm excited to offer the 'Get Ready, Get Set' workshops. These trainings will simplify and explain the process for applying for a license to sell adult-use cannabis in New York," said Tremaine Wright, Chairperson of the Cannabis Control Board. "This isn't just about us sharing information, it's also about OCM learning from those interested in applying for CAURD licenses and seeing exactly how we can meet the needs of applicants, then empower them to be successful cannabis business owners."
The "Get Ready, Get Set" workshops are a two-part series of virtual events in May.
The first phase of events will be two learning-sessions focused on providing information and education to license-eligible individuals and the organizations that work with them.
The second phase of events will be two listening-sessions the first focused on obtaining feedback from individuals and community organizations on how to support cannabis cultivation in New York State, followed by a second session on how to help ensure equity is successfully integrated into the developing New York State cannabis industry.
Tuesday, May 17 at 4 p.m.
Am I Eligible for a CAURD License? How do I Apply for a Conditional License?
Wednesday, May 18 at 4 p.m.
How to Support Individuals with a Cannabis Conviction in Applying for License
Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m.
How to Support Cannabis Cultivation in NYS
Wednesday, May 25 at 4 p.m.
How to Ensure Equity in the NYS Cannabis Industry
These events will be streamed online and you can find sign-up forms to RSVP to these events at https://cannabis.ny.gov/cannabis-workshops.