Cannabis Legalization Update

While New York has legalized cannabis, the State has yet to issue rules and regulations detailing the process and criteria for obtaining licenses to cultivate, process, distribute and sell the product.

Betensky Law PLLC has been carefully tracking the state’s progress on the rules and regulations for cannabis licenses. David Hall Esq. is an active member of the New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA) and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association (HVCIA). Mr. Hall has recently attended committee meetings in order to discuss important legal issues surrounding the state’s new cannabis industry. Committees have been organized to address key issues such as licensing, cultivation, production and social issues. These meetings include analysis of other states cannabis programs, discussion of practical business perspectives, and ways to ensure that social equity measures are effective. The NYCCIA and the HVCIA have taken a leading role in helping to shape policy at the State and local level, and to engage with businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as leaders, civic groups, and members of the community to address concerns, issues, and ambitions in this new era of the legal cannabis industry.

In the coming weeks, the NYCCIA and HVCIA will present policy proposals to the State. Mr. Hall is proud to be a member of these organizations and looks forward to having a meaningful impact on the burgeoning cannabis industry in New York. Betensky Law PLLC is committed to carefully tracking the rule making process and keeping clients informed throughout the process.

For questions about cannabis law, or general information about our firm, please contact us at (914) 338-8050 or send an e-mail to We look forward to hearing from you.

Betensky Law PLLC
118 N. Bedford Road, Suite 302
Mount Kisco, New York 10549
(914) 338-8050


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