Legalize Cannabis in New York: Who is on the Control Board?

The state of New York may legalize cannabis sooner rather than later. On January 7th, 2021 New York State Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, tweeted “It’s time to finally legalize marijuana and create an equitable adult-use cannabis program that generates much needed revenue for New York.” Only 9 short months later, Hochul has now announced the final picks to fill the …

How and Where Ohio will Distribute the Medical Marijuana Licenses

The state of Ohio recently announced they will be issuing 73 medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Therefore, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will award provisional dispensary licenses through a drawing process. The Board established thirty-one dispensary districts to utilize RFA II. The order in which the district drawings will occur is as follows: Moreover, below is the map of …

Breaking into the Cannabis Industry: New Jersey

With New Jersey set to release the Adult-Use cannabis applications in the upcoming weeks, many are curious about how to enter the cannabis industry. It’s important to note New Jersey has prohibited “Full Vertical Operations” which is a common industry term used to identify a company who hold multiple license types. Therefore, the “Full Vertical” is used to describe an …

What New Jersey Cities have chosen to Opt-In for Cannabis Retail Sales?

We have all been wondering which New Jersey cities would opt-in for cannabis retail sales. Ever since the November 2020 elections and New Jersey legalized adult-use cannabis throughout the state. Municipalities were provided an opportunity to decide whether or not they would accept cannabis businesses within their borders. The municipalities had the deadline of August, 21, 2021. At this time …

A Break Down on New Jersey Cannabis License Laws

New Jersey has released their cannabis laws for the license application process. You may be wondering how to decipher these complex requirements. For instance, which license should you apply for? Conditional, Annual, or Conversion? What is an Annual Application? The annual license is the primary which demands all information required by §17:30-7.10 and the desired municipality. In addition, annual licenses …

An Overview of New Jersey’s Cannabis Laws

New Jersey has legalized cannabis. Now what? Today, the law allows the possession and use of six ounces or less of cannabis on private property, which is now decriminalized in New Jersey for adults 21 and older. Though, it still is not technically legal to buy or sell recreational cannabis and won’t be until New Jersey state officials write regulations …

The Importance of Sustainability in Cannabis

As regulated cannabis markets and licensed businesses emerge and mature, refining operations to focus on sustainability is necessary. Cannabis businesses must pay attention to environmental factors when measuring their performance and success. Additionally, licensure application prompts are requesting an explanation of (1) protocols for reduction of resource consumption; (2) efficient and conservative equipment; and (3) energy usage plans the business …

Your First Trip to a Cannabis Dispensary: How to do it Right

Visiting a cannabis dispensary for the first time can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. This guide will give you some insight into making the most of your first visit by combating overstimulation with information. Being armed with information before you go is sure to make your first visit a success! Know the Lingo In order to eliminate …

Sea of Green

You may be wondering, what exactly is a sea of green approach? This term is often used when cultivators share their perspectives on the horticultural portion of the business. Although these cultivation facilities and sprawling plant production areas certainly do appear to be a sea of green, the terminology is rooted in pre-regulated cannabis cultivation. This phrase references a specific …

5 Key Elements of Design for a Superior Dispensary Experience

When thinking of a design for your dispensary, make sure your customers feel safe and comfortable using strategies that stretch beyond just materials and layout. With increasing professionalism and competition in the cannabis industry, shoppers now make snap judgments about stores as soon as they walk through the door. You’ll want to create a total experience, one that encourages patients …