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March 2023 Newsletter
Housing Works window sign, December 29 2022
Housing Works Cannabis Co. window sign, opening day, December 29, 2022. Photo by CWCBExpo.

Housing Works Dispensary Does Delivery!

The first adult-use dispensary to open in New York City now offers delivery. Customers can order online and request delivery to select areas throughout the city.

Spectrum News NY1
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Traffic on the Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn/Manhattan, Photo Credit: IStock

Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn Poised to Make Dispensary History

Staten Island has been approved to have adult-use recreational dispensaries. Staten Island will get 6 adult-use recreational dispensaries – 3 more than the 3 that were approved prior to the New York State (NYS) Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) doubling the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary license allocations across the state. In doubling the amount of licenses, the Bronx will get 20 and Brooklyn will have 38. Read more about the OCM doubling the licenses and these pioneering boroughs soon to make history.

Also exciting is that the first Staten Island recreational dispensary may be opened by Memorial Day weekend, just days before the CWCBExpo.

news12 The Bronx
SI Live

NYS OCM Update

Progress continued early this March when the NYS OCM announced three major decisions geared to move the NYS cannabis industry forward. The OCM:

  • Increased the number of conditional adult-user etail dispensary licenses to 300
  • Adopted regulations for packaging, labeling, marketing & advertising, and for laboratory testing
  • Approved regulations governing cannabis research for public comment

Learn more about these decisions.

New York State Government

New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Last month in our February Newsletter we highlighted the issue of NJ consumption lounges and the CRC’s proposed rules surrounding how consumption lounges may operate. The CRC’s proposed regulations on consumption lounges were open to public comment through March 18th.

The next CRC meeting is scheduled for April 13. Let’s see what develops.

NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Oklahoma Voters Rejected Adult-Use

Oklahoma did not become the 22nd state to join the other Adult-Use states. Oklahomans voted against legalizing Adult-Use marijuana in their state.

USA Today

Maryland’s Proposed Cannabis Bill

Maryland is working toward building up its cannabis industry with legislation. Some of the issues being addressed in a 100-page legislative bill by the Maryland General Assembly include:

  • Where can someone buy cannabis?
  • What will be the disposition of tax revenue for cannabis?
  • Where can one smoke cannabis?
The Washington Post

Our industry mourns the passing of Raphael Mechoulam while it celebrates his life and dedication to cannabis science and research. Known as the “Father of Cannabis,” Dr. Mechoulam opened up the entire field of cannabinoids and their importance. He passed on March 9, 2023 at the age of 92.

The New York Times
Professor Raphael Mechoulam

Professor Raphael Mechoulam
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CWCBExpo Blog

Don’t forget to visit our blog for valuable guides and posts.

CWCBExpo blogs contain relevant, timely information. Recent subjects include cannabis packaging, facility security, and legalization and regulatory updates.

CWCBExpo Video Highlights Corner
Eco-Conscious Cannabis

Eco-Conscious Cannabis

How was your cannabis grown?

This session was recorded June 4, 2022 at CWCBExpo New York. Moderated by Carl Cameron, Journalist, Former FOX News Reporter, with Matthew Broxterman, Director of Sales, Boulder Creek Technologies; Jason Thomas, Founding Partner, Precision Quality Compliance; George Stantchev, CEO, COMERG; Kyle Georges, VP Sales and Business Development, Maratek Environmental, and with an introduction by Gretchen Gailey CWCBExpo Chief Strategist.

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