New York's Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has unveiled an innovative plan to introduce cannabis farmers' markets this summer as a way of tackling the supply chain challenges caused by limited retail outlets across the state.
With only 13 operational retailers in New York, cannabis growers have struggled with a surplus of products they had intended to sell to suppliers.
Details Of The Plan
During a meeting with the Cannabis Association of New York, OCM director of policy John Kagia explained the strategy that would enable cannabis growers and retailers to collaborate and sell their products outside of traditional storefronts.
According to Cannabis Insider, the plan allows a minimum of three growers and a retailer to organize events where cannabis flower and pre-rolls can be sold at non-storefront locations. "A minimum of three growers and a retailer can organize events where growers can sell flower and pre-rolls… and do so through a retailer, but at non-storefront locations," Kagia said.
To foster accessibility, the OCM plans to grant permission for these markets to take place wherever municipal approval can be …