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Cannabis Resources

Our mission as a Chamber is to ensure that businesses in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region have access to the most cutting-edge information, ideas, and resources available to help them grow and thrive. The legalization of recreational marijuana is no longer a political issue – it is an economic reality and a huge opportunity for our region. Below are resources for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on this opportunity in the marketplace.

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New York State Office of Cannabis Management Get direct updates from New York State on the regulatory environment surrounding legal cannabis and getting a license for selling.



Get updates from the City of Rochester on zoning and regulations at the local level and find other local resources.



The Central Library has several programs for entrepreneurs looking to enter this space including monthly meetups and insights into the regulatory environment.



Roc NORML's mission is to educate the public about the benefits of responsible cannabis use, while working to reform the laws surrounding cannabis prohibition.



Through CANY's policy and regional committees, they work to engage with the various communities of interest within the NY cannabis economy and work to draft and pass legislation on the issue.



The Rockefeller Institute of Government provides data and analysis on the legalization of cannabis over time.



The New York State Cannabis Workforce Initiative works to promote and support social equity in the adult-use cannabis market by providing quality workforce development and legal education.


The Castetter Cannabis Group is an advisory firm that helps small and medium-sized businesses make well informed strategic decisions in entering and planning for long-term success in the New York cannabis industry.
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