With the legal cannabis business in New York ramping up, vendors and regulators alike are working overtime to prepare for what the state hopes will be an important new industry.
At this Capital Region networking forum hosted by non-profit NY Small Farma, industry movers, and shakers share information and participate in a grading process to compare purity and potency levels of the newly legalized adult-use cannabis.
With a handful of stores already operating in New York City, shops upstate are also sprouting up.
As government regulations continue to become clearer, including updated oversight for market licensing, involved plant cultivators and dispensary business owners that have passed the first series of qualifications are eager to stock shelves, open doors, and start selling to customers who have been traveling across state lines for months.
Dan Mcpike, owner and head grower at Mcpike Farms, is excited to showcase what he’s hoping is one of the “cleanest” flowers in the state.
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