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As the country’s 4th biggest state with close to 20 million residents, the potential for a commercial cannabis industry in N.Y is enormous, but what are the current regulations on cannabis in N.Y. and how do they compare to the rest of the United States?
Let’s take a closer look at New York´s cannabis laws and what they mean for you.
New York Cannabis Law
Having become the 23rd state to legalise the use of medical marijuana in 2014. New York has continued to discuss the possibility of full cannabis legality, but at present, recreational cannabis remains illegal in the state.
However, in 2019, a new law, backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) took effect that decriminalizes marijuana and downgrades the penalty for the possession of cannabis from a misdemeanour to a fine.
The new law also removed criminal penalties for the possession of less than 2oz of cannabis and created a process where those with previous marijuana convictions could have their criminal record expunged.
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Can I Access Cannabis in New York?
Under the Compassionate Care Act, registered medical patients are legally allowed to possess a 30-day supply of cannabis products at any time. The quantity of a patient’s supply is based on the recommendations provided by their licensed physician. Conditions listed that qualify for medical cannabis relief includes chronic pain, Parkinson’s Disease and Epilepsy.
However, despite medical marijuana laws, smoking cannabis and edibles remain prohibited.
Can I grow Cannabis in New York?
No, unfortunately, the cultivation of marijuana plants remains prohibited in the state of New York. Only businesses with approved licenses can grow medical marijuana in the state of New York.
However, while home cultivation remains prohibited in New York, collectors of marijuana seeds can still order and have their favourite marijuana strain delivered as souvenir products. Remember, cannabis seeds are not illegal as they do not contain any THC prior to growth.
While home cultivation remains prohibited in New York, collectors of marijuana seeds can still order and have their favourite marijuana strain delivered as souvenir products. Source: Ryan Lange (Unsplash)
Will the Cannabis Laws Change in New York?
That’s the million-dollar question. And we mean literally. Should the Big Apple go big on cannabis, and finally decide to join the likes of California and Colorado in the booming marijuana market, the state could be rewarded with some serious coin.
Indeed, with sales expected to top $15 billion in the U.S. in 2020, and rise to $34 billion by 2024, it seems inconceivable that N.Y. won´t be looking for their own slice of the humble cannabis pie.
Public opinion seems firmly in favour of cannabis legalisation with 66% of New Yorkers giving their support in an opinion poll conducted in 2019. Even Governor Cuomo has been won-over from a previously sceptical position, giving his support to a 2018 study on the effects and potential benefits of legalising marijuana for recreational use in the state.
On the possibility of cannabis reform, Gvnr Cuomo revealed his support:
“I support the legalisation of marijuana passage. I’ve worked very hard to pass it.”
“I believe we will, but we didn’t get it done this last session because it’s a complicated issue and it has to be done in a comprehensive way”
Still, like many things in 2020, the process for full legalisation has stalled because of the ongoing global pandemic. However, the question of whether cannabis will be legalised in New York seems to be prefaced with a when, rather than a will.
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Cannabis Growers Currently Unprotected by New York State’s Seed Law
New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational adult-use cannabis following the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). Among other things, the MRTA established the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) to create and implement a regulatory framework integrating New York State’s adult-use cannabis program with its medical cannabis and cannabinoid hemp markets. To date, most of the attention directed at the CCB and OCM has been focused on the forthcoming regulations and licensure processes that will govern participants in the various cannabis programs. Unfortunately, far less attention has been directed to the equally important issue of how New York’s existing laws will be applied to participants in the legalized recreational cannabis market.
NEW YORK STATE’S SEED LAW
One such existing law that is crucial to maintaining a strong cannabis market is New York State’s Seed Law, codified in Article 9 of the Agriculture and Markets Law. As explained in an earlier article, this law provides a regulatory mechanism that authorizes the State to sample, identify and remove seeds from commerce. The law sets minimum germination and purity standards and requires that each container of seed sold, offered for sale, or transported in New York State for planting purposes have attached to it a label containing certain information, including the germination rate of the seed. Vendors are responsible for accurately labeling the seed and are prohibited from affixing false or misleading labeling to their seed, or otherwise disseminating false or misleading advertising about the seed.
The Seed Law does not create a private right of action for growers. Rather, it grants the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (“Department”) broad enforcement powers to regulate the seed sold within New York State’s borders. Among other things, the Department can prohibit sales or seize and destroy seeds that have such low germination rates as to be unfit for seeding purposes. It can also issue stop sale orders against vendors not in compliance with the labeling and/or advertising provisions of the Seed Law.
REGULATION OF MARIJUANA SEEDS UNDER THE SEED LAW
As it stands now, the Seed Law seemingly excludes cannabis from its protections. The Seed Law applies to all “agricultural seeds” sold in New York State and requires labels affixed to these seeds to identify the “kind” of seed therein. The Department’s regulations applicable to the Seed Law require that “Cannabis sativa L.” seeds be labeled as “hemp.” The Seed Law does not define “hemp,” but does state that agricultural seeds encompass “industrial hemp,” as defined in Article 29 of the Agriculture and Markets Law. That Article does not define “industrial hemp,” but does define “hemp” as any part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant, including its seeds, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Accordingly, any part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant with a THC content greater than 0.3% is, necessarily, “cannabis” and does not currently fall within the purview of the Seed Law.
Interestingly, cannabis and hemp both belong to the Cannabis sativa species. These two terms are simply different names for the same species of plant—their distinguishing factor being THC content. The Seed Law does not acknowledge this naming distinction within the Cannabis sativa species and thus, by its own terms, applies only to plants of this species with a THC content of less than 0.3%.
The impending legalization of the cultivation, processing, distribution and sale of cannabis and cannabis seed will be an economic boon to the State and undoubtedly create an influx of seed vendors. Failing to include cannabis as a protected seed under the Seed Law will leave growers without a powerful tool to protect themselves from unscrupulous vendors, and the State without the ability to seize and destroy destructive cannabis seeds unfit for planting. We expect the Department of Agriculture and Markets and the CCB (the entity responsible for regulating cannabis packaging and advertising) to address this dilemma under the Seed Law in the near future. Phillips Lytle’s Cannabis Team will continue to monitor the changing legal landscape and issue updates as needed.
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New York City is a high-yielding plant but one which can stretch quite a lot; for this reason a short period of vegetative growth is recommended indoors with cuttings requiring only a few days of 18/6 to become established before switching to instigate flowering. Indoor plants will grow to be between 90 – 170 cm. tall with outdoor plants becoming taller still especially if planted in the ground or at the very least in large containers with plenty of room for root development. Indoor yields are in the region of 550 gr/m 2 in about 11 weeks of flowering. Outdoors it is possible to harvest as much as 1250 gr/plant during October in the northern hemisphere.Its high calyx to bus ratio makes this an easy strain to manicure.
The aroma and flavour of New York City is profoundly and intensely of lemon. The production of THC is at 20% with a CBD level of 0.7%. The effect is incredibly powerful and long-lasting with an emphasis on the cerebral side.