Newly licensed local marijuana processor says people are excited to use topicals, and other forms of cannabis materials

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – New York State keeps getting closer to the sale of adult use marijuana with the issuing Processor Licenses. News10NBC talked to a newly licensed processor to find out what this means for their growing business.

These conditional licenses are not only good for renewal every two years, but now gives these budding business owners a wide variety of cannabis based products they can produce.

There’s still plenty to be done as the state prepares to legally sell adult use marijuana, and other cannabis products. Glenna & Co. is one of 15 newly licensed processors in Rochester. Chief Compliance Officer Rachel Partington tells us what this means for the business.

“We can now be processing and producing topicals, edibles, vaporization cartridges, or single use pens, tinctures, capsules, tablets, and other cannabis flower products,” said Partington.

She says for some users, they’re going to just stick with the traditional flower products. Conditional processors will also play a vital role in the marketplace.

“For a growing number of consumers, and especially those with some health considerations, they’re very excited by the prospects of being able to use tinctures, or topicals, other forms of cannabis process materials,” said Partington.

Part of the licensing focuses on social equity. This is to help ensure that anyone interested in the cannabis business has a fair chance at getting in.

“Cannabis, we’re seeing in general is a space where different people are being allowed in who haven’t had the say or power before, and that is something that’s very important to us only being a woman led company, but also being led by people with disabilities, and different backgrounds and perspectives,” said Partington.

New York State is expected to start legally selling adult use marijuana, and other cannabis product before the end of the year.