The New York Office of Cannabis Management just announced that it is open for applications. There will be a total of 150 licenses given out for Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensaries (CAURD).
Future retailers will be able to apply through a qualifying nonprofit or business criteria.
At least 30% of applicants applying through a business criteria will need to be “justice-involved” (individuals who were arrested for marijuana but convicted for a lesser offense).
The application portal is up as of Thursday and is accessible here.