Is ‘The Walmart of Cannabis’ Arriving?: NY Pot Lawyers Wary of Uncertainties of Industry Rollout’s New Phase

Michael Roche


In this article, Michael Roche, senior associate and head of HSE’s cannabis law practice group, provides insights into the evolving landscape of the state’s cannabis industry. Roche discusses the significance of recently adopted state regulations, which offer clarity on industry requirements and costs. He anticipates the approval of applications in mid-November, as the Office of Cannabis Management plans to review and approve them starting in early November. Roche also addresses the future of the Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary program and its relevance in light of the broader industry rollout, highlighting ongoing discussions about its codification.


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