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New York State legislature passes bill fast tracking marijuana licenses for hemp growers

Marijuana Legalization
Posted at 2:40 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 14:40:50-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State legislature has passed a bill fast tracking marijuana licenses for hemp growers and creating a Social Equity Mentorship Program.

The legislation if it becomes law, creates a pathway for hemp growers to obtain temporary conditional licenses to produce adult-use cannabis.

The social equity program would provide BIPOC growers, minority-owned and women-owned business owners, and service-disabled veterans with a pathway to licensure.

Gov. Hochul needs to sign the bill in order for it to become law.