The state plans to set up a new license that would allow people to consume marijuana on-site at various locations. Licenses for on-site consumption are limited to three per person, and owners of these licenses may not be able to qualify for other licenses, such as cultivation or retail.
New Yorkers over the age of 21 will eventually be allowed to grow up to six cannabis plants at home, with a maximum of three mature and three immature plants per adult. Each household, no matter the number of adults, will be limited to 12 plants.
In part, that’s because specific regulations need to be written by the Office of Cannabis Management and Cannabis Control Board. Those bodies are responsible for regulating the industry under the new law.
Patients and advocates have long fought for these changes.
Sometime in 2022: You can go to a store to buy a gummy or pre-roll
Adult-use cannabis sales won’t begin anytime soon.
Changes to New York’s medical program may happen faster than when recreational sales are expected to roll out. However, an exact date is still unknown.
However, no locality will be allowed to prohibit cannabis overall.
Soon: New York adults will be allowed to grow cannabis plants at home
Cannabis was already available for medical use and largely decriminalized in the Empire State. Still, the new law has some changes that will be more pronounced than others in daily life.
The law creates an Office of Cannabis Management and a Cannabis Control Board to regulate the industry. The board will have five members, three of whom will be appointed by the governor. Each legislative house will choose one member.
Under the MRTA, New Yorkers (21 and up) will be able to grow up to three mature plants and three immature plants at their home. If there are multiple people living at one residence, then New Yorkers can grow up to six mature and six immature plants per household.
This will be regulated by the Office Cannabis Management.
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Recreational marijuana has now been legal in New York for about two weeks.
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