New York Cannabis united
NYCU is a coalition created to ensure that all New York communities have fair and equal access to both the plant and the industry. NYCU partners with local officials, community leaders, and other key stakeholders to provide information and guidance for the critical decisions that impact both the cannabis industry and residents of New York.
NYCU Public Comment PSA
Whether you plan to participate in New York’s upcoming legal markets or not, we’re asking for your participation in public comment periods.
NYCU Adult-Use Conditional Retail Proposed Regulations summary
Condensed summary of OCM’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary Licenses regulations (Part 116) which were published in the NY State Registrar on March 10, 2022 and open for public comment until May 31st, 2022.
CALLS TO ACTION
Ready to voice your opinion and take a stand for a just and equitable cannabis marketplace in New York State? Here are some resources to get you started:
NYCU Public Comment Tips & Template
You can use this to better understand the process and submit your comments to the Office of Cannabis Management via email or mail at the addresses below until the posted dates.
NYCU Community Public Comment Survey
Submit your comments on the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary License Regulations alongside NYCU.
Complete the survey now to be included in our NYCU Collective Comments letter to OCM on May 23rd.
NYCU Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Proposed Regulations summary
Condensed summary of OCM’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary Licenses regulations (Part 116) which were published in the NY State Registrar on March 10, 2022 and open for public comment until May 31, 2022
NYCU PSA Digital Toolkit
Share with your network and urge them to participate in these public comment periods on proposed cannabis regulations for New York State!
Current Regulatory Public Comment Periods
Proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations
Public comment until May 31st, 2022
The proposed regulations are available for public comment until May 31st, 2022. Read the Proposed Adult-Use Conditional Retail Dispensary Regulations via the button below.
Cannabinoid Hemp Retail Licenses and Distributor Permits
Public comment until June 18th, 2022
The revised regulations are available for public comment until June 18th, 2022. Read the Medical Cannabis Home Cultivation Revised Regulations via the button below.
Current Available Applications
Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator License
The application window for the Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator License is March 15, 2022 – June 30, 2022. Applicants must pay a non-refundable $2,000 application and licensing fee to complete their application submission. For more details, click the button below
Cannabinoid Hemp Distributor Permit
$4,500 OR $1,500
There are two types of Cannabinoid Hemp
Processor licenses, one for “Extracting and Manufacturing” and one for “Manufacturing Only”. There is a $1,000 application fee and $3,500 license fee for Cannabinoid Hemp Processors Extracting and Manufacturing. And a $500 application fee and $1,000 license fee for Cannabinoid Hemp Processors Manufacturing Only.
Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License
Businesses selling cannabinoid hemp products (both online and in-person) must obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License. There is a $300 Permit fee for a Distributor Permit or a $300 License fee for each retail location selling cannabinoid hemp products. For more details, click the button below
Frequently Asked Question
What is a Conditional License?
New York’s conditional adult-use dispensary licenses are temporary licenses only available for “justice involved” applicants. This includes those who have had a cannabis-related offense or have an immediate family member with a cannabis related offense, who have experience owning and operating a business.
Who is eligible?
An individual, or an entity with one or more individuals that are “Justice-Involved,” meaning individuals who were convicted of a marijuana-related offense in New York prior to March 31, 2021; or had a parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, or dependent who was convicted of a marijuana-related offense in New York before March 31, 2021
What is a Public Comment?
When a government agency proposes a new rule or regulation, members of the public — including private citizens and organizations — are given the opportunity to submit a comment, raising concerns that the government must address before the rule or regulation becomes law. There is only a short window to submit a public comment; by providing these resources we hope to encourage as many people as possible to raise their voices to advance cannabis regulations that reflect the fundamental values of equity, access, and inclusion enshrined in New York’s Cannabis Law.
The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is the state agency responsible for building the regulatory structure that will govern New York’s legal cannabis industry and overseeing the issuance of licenses for the cultivation, processing, and sale of cannabis to New York businesses. To learn more, visit https://cannabis.ny.gov.