ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — As farmers grow legal cannabis, the product will then be taken to licensed processors, where products like gummies and edibles will be made. On Monday, the Cannabis Control Board approved the first 15 legal marijuana processors in New York, NOWAVE on Buell Road being one of them, with a new facility currently under construction on Trade Court.
Ken Gregory is the Vice President of Operations with NOWAVE. He says they soon will be working with licensed cannabis growers across the state to bring their crop here. “So at this point, they have to partner with a processor to be able to extract and make edibles, or tinctures, or cartridges for the rec marijuana program,” he says.
That’s in a nutshell what Gregory and his gang will make. What will be produced– and at a handful of other legal plants across the state– will be tested through and through.
“So the intention is to understand what you’re putting in, whether it is exact potency content, or if there are pesticides or chemical contaminants,” says Gregory.
Because the stuff off the street or from unlicenced places– you just don’t know what’s in it. “You’re going to have a much better experience with a product if you know the lab-tested results,” says Gregory.