New York begins accepting applications for certain adult-use cannabis licenses Oct. 4.
Applications for cultivator, processor, distributor, microbusiness and retail dispensary licenses will be available on the New York Business Express website. They must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Dec. 4. The Office of Cannabis Management will begin reviewing and approving retail dispensary applicants who already have a location secured by Nov. 3.
Application and license fees are reduced by 50% for all qualified Social and Economic Equity applicants, including individuals from communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis enforcement, minority and women owned businesses, distressed farmers, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.