The Cannabis Growers Showcase (CGS) Application is Now Open
The Cannabis Growers Showcase (CGS) application is now open for “CAURD” and “AUCC” Licensees. Those who have received authorization for licensed activities from the Office are invited to apply to become a CGS Organizer today.
ABOUT THE CANNABIS GROWERS SHOWCASE LICENSE
The CGS initiative is an exciting opportunity for licensed cannabis cultivators and processors to exhibit their New York-grown cannabis products directly to consumers at dedicated events. License holders, including Adult-Use Conditional Cultivators (AUCC), Adult-Use Conditional Processors (AUCP), and Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD), are eligible to participate in a CGS, pending the approval of their licensed activities by the Office of Cannabis Management.
PROCESS TO APPLY
Eligibility to become a Cannabis Growers Showcase Organizer is reserved for Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licensees or Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator (AUCC) applicants. The CGS Organizer role permits the licensee to conduct temporary retail sales at a location endorsed by the Office under Section 126 of the Cannabis Law.
To be eligible, a CGS Organizer must partner with at least three (3) AUCCs and a CGS Vendor (a CAURD). The CGS Vendor will then be authorized to sell the public cannabis products that the partner AUCCs have produced and distributed. For every three (3) AUCCs, a CGS may also include an Adult-Use Conditional Processor (AUCP) to sell cannabis products they’ve produced and distributed to the CGS Vendor. For every trio of AUCC partners in the CGS, an additional CAURD may participate as a CGS Vendor.
The CGS Organizer will be the lead point of contact for the Office and will submit the application for review. Provisional licensees, licensees with a stop work order, or those under suspension from conducting adult-use licensed activities by the Office are not eligible to operate or participate in a CGS.
All participating CGS Vendors must be CAURD licensees with final retail authorizations, which may include those with only temporary delivery operator authorization. They must also have the required licensure from the Office of Cannabis Management and the Department of Taxation and Finance. If the CGS is not taking place in the regular area where retail sales occur in a licensed CAURD location, the CGS Organizer must also obtain and submit proof of approval from the municipality where the CGS is taking place, specifying the date, time, and location of the proposed CGS.
The State of New York Office of Cannabis Management must grant final authorization in writing for a CGS to occur.
Should you be interested in applying or learning more about the CGS, please reach out to us at CannDelta. Our experienced team is ready to assist you in navigating through the application process and ensure your compliance with all necessary regulations. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your products and directly connect with consumers – contact CannDelta today!