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Holiday Newsletter 2022
Legalization News

New York State Dispensaries

Congratulations to the recipients of the first NYS Recreational Dispensary Licenses issued in November!

It looks like NYS will have its first dispensaries open in late December and will have more openings continuing into 2023. Read about who these recipients are:

The New York Times

New York State Verification Tool

On December 15, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a Verification Tool that informs consumers about legal NYS dispensaries selling tested and safe products. The tool provides a seal that identifies such establishments

WKBW 7 Buffalo
New York State Government

Housing Works Opens First New York City Cannabis Adult-Use Dispensary

Congratulations to Housing Works which plans to open New York City’s first Adult-Use Legal Cannabis Dispensary in Manhattan on December 29, 2022.

Spectrum News NY1

Bronx Community Foundation Showcases a Cannabis Retail Showroom Experience

Earlier in December the Bronx Community Foundation showcased a pop-up retail show room to educate the public in an end-to-end fashion about the cannabis dispensary experience, and also about the cannabis industry and many of the issues involved with it. Read about what was presented:


Cultivation in New York State

New York State farmers are growing marijuana with conditional licenses which will certainly support the booming market that is happening in New York State. Read more here from the New York Times:

The New York Times

Consumption Lounges in New Jersey

In early December, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) approved rules for cannabis consumption lounges and their operations. The public comments period is open for 60 days from when the rules were announced. Get your comments into the NJCRC, and learn more about the rules for consumption lounges here:

NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission

New Jersey Cannabis Sales Report

More positive news from New Jersey is related to their cannabis sales logged from July 2022 to September 2022. Read about how much recreational cannabis has generated for the state as well as what the medical component is – also an impressive number.

NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Around the Nation: Ballot Measure Wrap-Up as We Lease 2022

Five states held ballot measures during the midterm elections for voters to consider making recreational marijuana legal in their state. Not all five were passed. Congratulations to Maryland and Missouri!  Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota voted “no” to the measures.

U.S. News & World Report

Check out the CWCBExpo Blog for a detailed wrap up of the November cannabis related election results:

You can also see the cannabis election results from U.S. News & World Report:
After election marijuana advocates look to next states

Keep up to date with NORML’s  full nationwide outlook of legalization today:
2022 Legislative Report

CWCBExpo Blog

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CWCBExpo Video Highlights Corner
New York City and State, NY 2022

Cannabis in New York: Government’s Role in Building an Equitable Industry Across City and State

This panel featured New York City and State officials speaking from the CWCBExpo Main Stage on June 3, 2022. They discussed the cannabis industry in New York City and New State with a focus on scalable business operations, equity and inclusion.

The speakers, from left to right were: Chris Alexander, Executive Director, Office of Cannabis Management; Andrew Kimball, President, Economic Development Corp; Commissioner Kevin Kim, Small Business Services; Commissioner Sideya Sherman, Mayor’s Office of Equity; Moderated by Carlyn S. Buckler, Associate Professor Cornell University, School of Practice School of Integrative Plant Science.

Click here to watch the monthly video presentation.

CWCBExpo Exhibitor Testimonial
Temeka NY 2022

“We came here to see what was happening in the Northeast because we are primarily California. We’ve had a lot of traffic come through from varying backgrounds… we’ve had a steady flow throughout the show, and we feel good about who we are meeting and the business we can create. Our company has built stores all across America, but now the opportunities are moving into the East Coast and licensing will be available… CWCBE was a great way to expand our market area.”
Chris Eisley, Temeka Group

Temeka Group
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