A Distru Guide

New York

Staying Compliant with the
New York Office of Cannabis Management in 2023

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All legal cannabis businesses in New York state must use BioTrack to trace cannabis products from seed to final product.

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Getting to Know BioTrack

Recreational marijuana use was legalized in New York on March 31st, 2021 under the Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act.  Also known as “adult use” cannabis, recreational cannabis is legally differentiated from medical marijuana in the state of New York.In 2014, Medical marijuana was legalized in the state of New York under the Compassionate Care Act. Despite their differing legislation, all cannabis-related programs, including recreational marijuana use, are regulated by The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). A five-member Cannabis Control Board oversees the OCM.The first state-issued licenses for recreational dispensaries weren’t issued until November 2022. In the 20-month gap between legalization and the issuance of licenses, New York saw a rise in  unlicensed dispensaries catering to recreational use.

Cannabis-Based Businesses in New York Must Use BioTrack

New York's Cannabis Control Board Issued Its First 36 Dispensary Licenses

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So What Is BioTrack, Exactly?

Does New York Allow Any BioTrack Alternatives?

BioTrack Made Easier with Distru

Distru offers a robust integration with BioTrack's API, enabling cannabis operators in New York to easily manage their business in Distru while staying fully compliant with the state-mandated track and trace requirements.

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Can I purchase recreational cannabis right now in the state of New York?

Can I purchase medical cannabis right now in the state of New York?

What medical condition(s) do I need to have to qualify for marijuana treatment?

Who should I speak to regarding retail cannabis licensing in New York?

Are there application fees for a cannabis dispensary license? What are the associated costs?

What is BioTrack?

Do cannabis retailers in New York need to keep records?

What’s the status of Distru in New York?

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