On February 22, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law S.8084-A/A.9283-A, creating a new Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator license, authorizing eligible hemp growers to apply for a license to grow cannabis containing over 0.3% THC for the upcoming adult-use market. To be eligible to apply, the hemp grower must have been authorized to grow hemp under the Department of Agriculture and Markets Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program and meet certain other requirements. The application window for the Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator License approved by the Cannabis Control Board was March 15, 2022 – June 30, 2022.
Cannabis Resource Manager: PowerScore
Developed and operated by non-profit organization Resource Innovation Institute (RII), PowerScore is an energy, waste and water-reporting and benchmarking data collection platform designed for many forms of controlled environment agriculture (CEA), including cannabis. Licensees authorized to cultivate cannabis by the New York State (NYS) Office of Cannabis Management (the Office) are mandated to engage in resource tracking and the Office has selected PowerScore to meet this mandate. This includes cooperatives, cultivators, microbusinesses, nurseries, Registered Organizations (ROs), Registered Organizations with dispensing (RODs) and Registered Organizations non-dispensing (ROND).
Packaging and Labeling
Cannabis product packaging must include one of the three universal symbols, provided in the table below. The symbol must be at least 1.25 inches in height for the square symbol, 0.5 inch in width for the vertical symbol, or 0.5 inch in height for the horizontal symbol. The symbol must be made conspicuous by printing the symbol on—or outlining the symbol with—a color which contrasts with the symbol.
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