Application Portal For New York Hemp Farmers Now Available

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – A web-based application portal for hemp farmers seeking to obtain a conditional license to grow adult-use cannabis in the 2022 growing season, is now open.

The opening of the application portal for the license advances Governor Hochul’s “first-in-the-nation” Seeding Opportunity Initiative.

“New York is moving full speed ahead to create the most inclusive adult-use cannabis industry in the nation through our Seeding Opportunity Initiative,” Governor Hochul said. “This initiative will create meaningful opportunities for economic empowerment for New York farmers and impacted communities. Now that our application portal is open, I encourage every eligible New York farmer to participate in the farm-to-sale pipeline that will create jobs and opportunity throughout the Empire State.”

It would position those with prior cannabis related offenses to make the first adult-use sales with products grown by New York hemp farmers.

It would also guarantee support for future applicants, securing an early investment into communities most impacted by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition.

To access the application, click here.


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