Though New York passed the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) on March 31, 2021, the state has since been slow to develop and share its plan to roll out the legalization of recreational marijuana and expansion of the medical marijuana program called for under the MRTA. On October 5, 2021, the first public meeting of the state’s Cannabis Control Board was held, providing some long-awaited insight into the details of the roll out and important updates regarding the state’s medical marijuana program. Effective immediately, the following changes to the state’s medical marijuana program were announced:
In the coming months, the Cannabis Control Board anticipates developing and sharing further guidance as to what the future of recreational marijuana and the expansion of the medical marijuana program in New York will look like under the MRTA.
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