|RELEASE: NYS Cannabis Control Board advances regulations on 'high standards' for marijuana, approves 16 more legal drug dealers.|
|For Immediate Release: |
June 1, 2022
NEW YORK STATE CANNABIS CONTROL BOARD APPROVES REGULATIONS FOR ADULT-USE CANNABIS PACKAGING, LABELING, MARKETING, ADVERTISING, AND LABORATORY TESTING
With Board Approval, Regulations Advanced to 60-Day Public Comment
The Cannabis Control Board Also Approves an Additional 16 Adult-Use Conditional, There Are Now 162 Farms in New York Approved to Grow Adult-Use Cannabis
The Cannabis Control Board voted to advance regulations for packaging, labeling, marketing, advertising, and laboratory testing of adult-use cannabis to
public comment. The regulations will undergo a 60-day public comment period starting on June 15.
The regulations are designed to help protect public health and reduce waste. They include requirements for child-resistant packaging and labeling that identifies
products as containing cannabis with THC, limiting marketing to adult-only audiences, and the rules for establishing testing procedures to ensure products are safe for consumption. They were proposed to the Board by the Office of Cannabis Management on May 31, 2022 and an overview is available here:
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CANNABIS MANAGEMENT PROPOSES REGULATIONS FOR ADULT-USE CANNABIS PACKAGING, LABELING, MARKETING, ADVERTISING, AND LABORATORY TESTING
Regulations Set Standards to Protect Public Health, Including Protections for Children, the Environment, and Rules to Ensure High-Quality Cannabis
The New York State Office of Cannabis Management today proposed regulations for the packaging, labeling, marketing, advertising and laboratory testing that will govern adult-use cannabis. The regulations will be considered by the Cannabis Control Board at its June 1 meeting, and would be directed to a 60-day public comment period.
The regulations are designed to help protect public health and reduce waste. They include requirements for child resistant packaging and labeling that identifies products as containing cannabis with THC, limiting marketing to adult-only audiences, and the rules for establishing independent laboratories and procedures to ensure products are safe for consumption.
“Protecting public health, reducing harm and promoting sustainable industry practices
are key components of legalizing cannabis for adult-use and I look forward to
considering these regulations as we develop the industry,” said Cannabis Control
Board Chair Tremaine Wright. “We are committed to building a New York cannabis
industry that sets high standards for protecting children and keeping products safe and
“These regulations we’re proposing to the Cannabis Control Board today are another big step forward for the industry we’re building as they set the rules to help keep products away from children and ensure they’re of the highest quality and safe to consume,” said Office of Cannabis Management Executive Director Chris Alexander. “If approved by the Board, we’ll then have the opportunity to hear from the public and get input to help make sure these regulations reflect the very best ideas.”
The proposed regulations for packaging and labeling include minimum standards that ensure cannabis packaging is child-resistant, tamper-evident, and non-toxic. Regulations would additionally require detailed labeling that include components that provide relevant warnings, and give details regarding serving size, potency,ingredients, and usage and storage instructions. The proposed regulations would also prohibit any packaging that is attractive to young people or that includes false or misleading statements.
Similarly, the proposed regulations for marketing and advertising focus on ensuring cannabis marketing and advertising are not targeted at young people. The regulations detail the content and format of advertising and require cannabis businesses take steps to ensure young people are not inadvertently being captured by their advertising.
The proposed regulations for laboratory testing establish an application process to permit independent cannabis testing laboratories and approval of laboratory sampling firms. The regulations allow existing independent laboratories already certified to test medical cannabis under DOH to also test medical and adult-use cannabis under OCM.
The Cannabis Control Board Approved an Additional 16 Adult-Use Conditional, There Are Now 162 Farms in New York Approved to Grow Adult-Use Cannabis
The Board also approved 16 Adult-use Cannabis Conditional Cultivator Licenses, growing the total approved to 162. The awarding of the licenses demonstrates the advancement of the Seeding Opportunity Initiative, announced by Governor Hochul on March 10, 2022.
The Initiative includes the granting of Conditional Cultivator Licenses, created by legislation signed by the Governor in February, to qualifying New York-based farms that have previously grown cannabinoid hemp in New York State and positions equity-entrepreneurs to be the first to make adult-use cannabis sales in New York with products grown by the farmers licensed today. The now 162 approved licenses are from a pool of more than 200 applications submitted to the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) following the March 15 opening of the online application portal. The OCM will continue to review applications on a rolling basis and will work to get them to the Board for approval as quickly as possible to ensure farmers are able to capitalize on the growing season. A list of the licenses approved today is available here:
Approved Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator Applications from 6-1-22 Cannabis Control Board Meeting
# -- Application # -- Entity Name/DBA
1 OCMCAUC-2022-000133 Pleasant View Harvest llc / DBA: Mogu Mushrooms
2 OCMCAUC-2022-000135 Lifted NY Corp.
3 OCMCAUC-2022-000163 Triple P Cannabis Farms, LLC
4 OCMCAUC-2022-000186 Daniel C Mcpike
5 OCMCAUC-2022-000207 Hemp at Action Acres LLC
6 OCMCAUC-2022-000208 PECONIC GROWERS LLC
7 OCMCAUC-2022-000210 Morales Family Farms L.L.C.
8 OCMCAUC-2022-000212 HPI CANNA Inc.
9 OCMCAUC-2022-000214 Recreational Roots, LLC
10 OCMCAUC-2022-000215 marissa hemp acres inc
11 OCMCAUC-2022-000216 Brian V Klug
12 OCMCAUC-2022-000218 Next Gen Hemp Growers LLC
13 OCMCAUC-2022-000219 Hempire Farms LLC
14 OCMCAUC-2022-000229 Rural Resurgence LLC
15 OCMCAUC-2022-000230 Canna Cure Farms, LLC
16 OCMCAUC-2022-000235 Great Lakes Canopy LLC
The deadline to submit applications is June 30, 2022.