New York approved the first 15 conditional recreational marijuana processing licenses, which will allow companies to begin producing products such as e-cigarettes, oils and food products, and increase the diversity of product lines retailers can offer. "When we open the first (adult-use) marijuana stores in New York, which are owned and operated by New Yorkers harmed by misguided marijuana convictions, the shelves will be filled with infused foods, topical creams and concentrated oils," said Tremaine Wright, president of the organization. The state Cannabis Control Commission said in a statement. The New York Office of Cannabis Regulation also approved 19 additional conditional adult-use grower licenses, meaning 242 recreational cultivation licenses have been granted so far, Spectrum News NY1 reported. Regulations have been approved for cannabis testing labs, which are tasked with ensuring that products are free of pesticides, heavy metals or other contaminants.
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