Dispensary tips

Guide: How to transition from CBD to THC in New York's recreational cannabis market

Jay Rosenthal
October 31, 2022

On Thursday, October 26th, Dutchie convened a webinar titled: How to Transition Your CBD Shop to Adult-Use in New York

The program was put together in partnership between Dutchie and CannDelta—a regulatory and scientific consulting company with offices in New York City, Hackensack, New Jersey, and Toronto, Canada.

The program was designed to prepare CBD retailers currently operating in New York for their possible transition into the adult-use cannabis market in that state. The program covered: regulatory, zoning, and operating differences between CBD retail and adult-use cannabis, how cannabis business insurance may be different than their current business insurance, an overview about cannabis banking challenges and opportunities, and insight into information technology and security for adult-use cannabis dispensaries.

Adult-Use Cannabis in New York: Regulatory Overview

Lucas McCann, PhD, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at CannDelta shared relevant regulatory considerations for CBD retailers looking to enter the adult-use cannabis industry in New York

Cannabis Business Insurance for New York Dispensaries

Mauricio Comi, Dutchie’s Head of Insurance, presented about the requirements for cannabis business insurance in New York and the key differences from business insurance current CBD retailers may have.

Cannabis Payments for New York Dispensaries

Doug Rodewald, Dutchie’s Head of Payments, shared insight into the unique nature of cannabis payments for adult-use dispensaries, including banking, credit card, and cashless ATM options.

Information Technology and Information Technology Security Considerations for New York Dispensaries

Eric Schlissel, CEO and Chief Technology Officer from Cure8 presented about IT and security considerations for adult-use cannabis dispensaries in the New York market.

For more information about how Dutchie can help you transition from being a CBD retailer to being an adult-use dispensary, contact Jalen Jones on the Dutchie team.

About the author
Jay Rosenthal
Lead Content Producer @ Dutchie