Jamie Ansorge was quoted in Cannabis Business Times discussing New York slowing down new retail opportunities for cannabis products. The opportunities would have licensed growers, processors, and retailers partnering on direct-to-consumer sales outside of existing retail shops. "It was always going to be a challenge to quickly promulgate rules that would ensure the type of rigorous safety standards the state has wanted for this market. It’s understandable that everyone is looking for creative ways to ease the glut of biomass and provide relief to farmers, but the best thing to do is for OCM to finalize their rule package and open many more dispensaries ASAP. It’s unfortunate that the medical operators could have easily co-located 30 adult-use stores by now, and thousands of other retail operators are still waiting in the wings to start buying the farmers’ products," said Jamie.
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