Hudson Health Extracts is set to become New York’s newest medical cannabis registered organization, following a court order from a lawsuit the company filed after the state denied it a license.
In a Dec. 20 decision, Albany County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McGrath ordered New York’s Department of Health – which previously oversaw the state’s medical cannabis program – to issue Hudson Health Extracts approvals to cultivate, manufacture and sell weed on the medical market. Judge McGrath also ordered the Office of Cannabis Management – which currently oversees the medical market, to work with the company to approve four dispensary sites.
Officials from Hudson Health Extracts declined to comment and referred NY Cannabis Insider to the court decision. An OCM spokesperson told NY Cannabis Insider that the agency is looking at how it will fulfill its responsibilities as per the settlement.
“We are reviewing the court’s order approving the settlement with the New York State Department of Health and will be working with the Hudson Health Extracts on the next steps,” the OCM said in an emailed statement.
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