Sparked by a NY Cannabis Insider story from earlier this month, New York’s Legislative Commission on Rural Resources has asked the Office of Cannabis Management for clarification and updates on the state’s rollout of its legal marijuana industry.
The commission, chaired by NY State Senator Rachel May and directed by Mayor Hal McCabe of Homer, sent a letter to Cannabis Control Board Chairwoman Tremaine Wright on Sept. 13 requesting a briefing from OCM to “clear up confusion and enable us to provide accurate information to our constituents.”
NY State Senators Neil Breslin and Michelle Hinchey, along with Assembly Members Carrie Woerner and Donna Lupardo, signed on to the letter requesting information about licensing opportunities and “conflicting timelines and regulations,” as well as clarification around potential supply problems and the enforcement of gray market vendors – all issues that are top-of-mind for those getting into NY’s cannabis industry.
“I am frustrated with the rollout,” McCabe told NY Cannabis Insider. “I think we have an amazing opportunity and that we might be in danger of squandering it.”
Asked about the letter, OCM spokesperson Aaron Ghitelman wrote in an email Wednesday that the agency is “actively reaching out to answer” the commission’s questions “and brief them on our efforts.”[Read more at Syracuse.com]
© Cannabis Business Executive