New York State will create tool to verify that businesses are licensed to sell cannabis
ALBANY, N.Y. —New York State on Thursday announced the creation of a new cannabis dispensary verification tool.
This comes just weeks before the first dispensaries are set to open statewide. The new tool will create a universal symbol that licensed businesses will place on their window and on the packages of the products they sell. You can see the symbol here.
Officials say the tool will provide certainty for consumers that the products they’re buying are tested and regulated.
On November 21, the New York State Office of Cannabis Management announced on Monday the first round of people and non-profits to get a license to sell legal marijuana. None of the licenses were issued in the Rochester region because of a federal lawsuit that calls into question whether the application process that New York set-up discriminates against people who live outside New York.
More about cannabis licenses:
- State announces first round of marijuana selling licenses, none issued around Rochester yet (Nov. 21)
- Federal judge blocks cannabis retail licenses in parts of NYS (Nov. 10)
- Applicants awaiting NYS decision on legal marijuana licenses (Oct. 4)
- Rochester couple hoping to land Cannabis Dispensary License (Aug. 25)
- Newly licensed local marijuana processor says people are excited to use topicals, and other forms of cannabis materials (Aug. 23)
- Female business owners look to expand into marijuana business (May 31)
See our series “Cannabis Countdown” about what NYS can expect as dispensaries open:
- Prioritizing social justice
- What legalized marijuana might mean for taxpayers
- Inside a legal dispensary
- Will legal weed slow the illegal market?