We’ve been writing about eligibility criteria for licensure for the New York Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) (here and here). In addition to the Office of Cannabis Management’s (the “OCM”) handy FAQ, it also recently published a scoring criterion to score eligible applicants after they have met the minimum requirements for each type of eligible applicant: 1) the business criteria applicant and 2) the nonprofit criteria applicant.
Here’s the long and short of it: once an applicant has met the minimum requirements, applicants with complete and verified applications are eligible to be scored and selected for a provisional CAURD license.
Within each region and based upon each eligibility criteria, applicants will be ranked by scores as calculated in accordance with the Scoring Criteria outlined below. The top scoring applicants who rank that region as their first preference, up to the number of allocated or available licenses in that region, will be selected for a provisional license in that region. It appears that the only way an applicant can guarantee their preferred region for a provisional CAURD license is to score the highest.
The scoring criteria
Applicants will be scored differently, based upon whether they slot into business criteria or nonprofit