By / January 3, 2024

The New York Legal Cannabis Market: First Year Results Are In

New York has recorded over $150 million in revenue from the sale of legal cannabis in the first full year of market operation, according to data published by the Office of Cannabis Management. To date, only 40 dispensaries have been authorized to sell cannabis for adult users.

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Dynamic Growth of the Cannabis Market in New York

Despite the limited number of approved dispensaries, the legal adult-use cannabis market in New York has shown significant growth. In the last year, 40 legal dispensaries sold 3.5 million cannabis products.

Chris Alexander, Executive Director of the Office of Cannabis Management, expressed satisfaction with the market’s progress, emphasizing readiness for further development and support of the industry throughout the state.

Challenges of High Taxes and Unregulated Regulations

Market analyses reveal that high taxes and unclear regulations pose challenges for legal businesses, particularly in the face of competition from unauthorized sellers. Nevertheless, analysts estimate that the value of the cannabis market in New York could reach $7.5 billion this year.

The New York State government, led by Governor Kathy Hochul, has taken legal steps to combat illegal cannabis sales. New regulations allow for the closure of shops conducting illegal activities and impose stricter civil and tax penalties for such offenses.

In the fiscal year 2023, the state of New York obtained $16.3 million in revenue from cannabis sales taxes, and forecasts for the first half of 2024 predict an increase to $16.6 million.

New York Market Prospects and Diversification

John Kagia, Policy Director at the New York Office of Cannabis Management, highlights the diversity of products available on the legal market, attracting consumers from the black market. Among over 500 legally sold cannabis strains, the most popular are Blueberry Muffin, Gas Face, and Sour Diesel.

Kagia also announces plans to issue hundreds more licenses for adult-use products, marking a promising direction for the development of the New York cannabis market.

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