Cannabis board approves 52 cultivation licenses for NY farms

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that New York's cannabis board has approved cultivator licenses across the state.
The approved licenses are from more than 150 that were submitted to the Office of Cannabis Management after the March 15 opening of online application.
The Office of Cannabis Management will continue to review applications regularly to submit them to the board for approval as quickly as possible.
Back in February, Hochul signed legislation to create the Cannabis Conditional Cultivator Licenses.
In a press release, Hochul said in part, "I'm proud to announce the first adult-use cannabis cultivation licenses in the state, and I'm proud of the work the Office of Cannabis Management and the Cannabis Control Board are doing to get adult-use cannabis sales up and running as fast as possible without compromising our mission to uplift communities and individuals most impacted by the past century of cannabis prohibition."