About

The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is an independent state office established by the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) and housed within the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The OCM will provide a unified regulatory structure to comprehensively regulate and control the cultivation, processing, manufacture, distribution, transportation, and sale of cannabis in New York State. This includes medical cannabis, adult-use or “retail” cannabis and cannabinoid hemp. 

The goal of the OCM is to ensure social justice, public health and safety, and economic development through a comprehensive regulatory framework that centralizes licensing, enforcement and economic development functions.