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CANNABIS CULTIVATOR LICENSE

The holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivator license is permitted to cultivate, harvest, dry/trim, and cure cannabis. They may hold an Adult-Use Cannabis Processor license and a Cannabis Distributor license. They may NOT hold a cannabis retail dispensary or a cannabis consumption lounge license.

CANNABIS PROCESSOR LICENSE

A holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Processor license is permitted to buy, store, and process cannabis (i.e. perform cannabis extraction or the infusion into edible cannabis products). They may also sell cannabis products to licensed distributors. A holder of a cannabis processor license can only hold one cultivator, processor and distributor license that allows for the distribution of their own products. They may not own or hold any interest in the cannabis retail license tier. Click below to learn more about how to get a grow license in your state.

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CANNABIS RETAIL DISPENSARY LICENSE

A holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary license is permitted to buy cannabis products to licensed Adult-Use Cannabis Distributors and sell to the public in their Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary store. Click the button below to learn how to get a weed license in your state.

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CANNABIS TRANSPORT LICENSE

A cannabis transport license allows the licensee to transport cannabis and cannabis products between licensed cannabis businesses within a state. Permitted activities include: Transporting cannabis and cannabis products between licensed cultivation facilities, manufacturing facilities, testing laboratories, and retail dispensaries. Ensuring that all cannabis and cannabis products are transported in compliance with state and local regulations, including proper labeling, packaging, and tracking requirements. Ensuring that all cannabis and cannabis products are transported safely and securely.

CANNABIS CONSUMPTION LOUNGE

A holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Processor license is permitted to buy, store, and process cannabis (i.e. perform cannabis extraction or the infusion into edible cannabis products). They may also sell cannabis products to licensed distributors. A holder of a cannabis processor license can only hold one cultivator, processor and distributor license that allows for the distribution of their own products. They may not own or hold any interest in the cannabis retail license tier. Click below to learn more about how to get a grow license in your state.

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CANNABIS ANALYTICAL TESTING LICENSE

A cannabis analytical testing license allows the licensee to conduct laboratory testing of cannabis and cannabis products to determine their potency, purity, and quality. This license typically permits the licensee to perform the following activities: Testing cannabis and cannabis products for the presence of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, as well as terpenes, flavonoids, and other chemical compounds. Testing cannabis and cannabis products for contaminants, such as pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, and microbiological organisms.

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Do you want to know how to get a cannabis license fast? Start your cannabis licensure journey off right, contact America’s leading cannabis licensing consultants today! Turn-key application packages for small businesses. Get licensed now!

 

New York Cannabis Licensing
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Pre-License Services

CannDelta can help you determine the right location for your cannabis facility or your site. Popular services include: Site Suitability, Regulatory Due Diligence, Leases, Mergers & Acquisitions, Audits, Floor Plan Design and Site Layout, Process Flow, Physical Security, and more. All of these services are standard in our turn-key cannabis application packages for new applicants.

Get help with turn-key licensing cannabis application. CannDelta will assist you with obtaining permits and provide consulting support for all cannabis license types.

CannDelta writes customized SOPs, and will train your team on industry best-practices and regulations. This includes training for Quality Management Systems (QMS), Deviations, Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) reports, regulatory audits, and cannabis security protocols.

We can create customized business plans to help forecast your company’s success and predict when you will receive a return on your investment. Our plans contain pitch decks & customized logos, branding, and a marketing plan.

LIcense application Types

A medical cannabis cultivator license allows for the holder to acquire, grow, cultivate, and harvest medical cannabis in an indoor, enclosed, locked, and secure area. The terms “cannabis cultivator”, “cultivator”, or “micro-cultivator” also have the same meaning.

A medical cannabis processor license allows the registered holder to acquire cannabis from a medical cannabis cultivation facility or other cannabis processing facility, manufacture cannabis products, extract cannabinoids or concentrate cannabis, and sell cannabis to a medical cannabis transportation entity, cannabis testing facility, or cannabis research facility. Synonyms for a medical cannabis processor include cannabis processing facilities, processors, or cannabis processors.

 

Site Suitability, Zoning, Real Estate & Leases, Floor Plan Design, Physical Security, Marketing, Product Placement, Inventory Purchases, Inventory Tracking and Record Keeping, Franchise Growth Strategy, Human Resources, and Budtender Training.

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LOCATION DETERMINATION

CannDelta can help you determine the right cannabis facility site. Popular services include Site Suitability, Regulatory Due Diligence, Leases, Mergers & Acquisitions, Audits, Floor Plan Design, and Site Layout, Process Flow, Physical Security, and more. All of these services are standard in our turn-key cannabis application packages for new applicants.

ADULT-USE CULTIVATOR LICENSE

The holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivator license is permitted to grow, propagate, harvest, and sell fresh and dried cannabis to a licensed Adult-Use Cannabis Processor. A holder of a cannabis cultivator license can only hold one cultivator, processor, and distributor license that allows for the distribution of their own products.

CANNABIS LICENSING & PERMITTING APPLICATIONS

Get help with turn-key licensing cannabis applications. CannDelta will assist you with obtaining permits and provide consulting support for all cannabis license types including special use permits for cannabis analytical laboratory testing, industrial cannabis (materials and chemicals made from industrial cannabis), trucking, warehouse, and packaging permit.

ADULT-USE PROCESSOR LICENSE

A holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Processor license is permitted to buy, store, and process cannabis (i.e. perform cannabis extraction or the infusion into edible cannabis products). They may also sell cannabis products to licensed distributors. A holder of a cannabis processor license can only hold one cultivator, processor and distributor license that allows for the distribution of their own products. They may not own or hold any interest in the cannabis retail license tier.

CUSTOM CANNABIS STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

CannDelta writes customized SOPs, and will train your team on industry best-practices and regulations. This includes training for Quality Management Systems (QMS), Deviations, Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) reports, regulatory audits, and cannabis security protocols.

ADULT-USE RETAIL DISPENSARY LICENSE

A holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary license is permitted to buy cannabis products to licensed Adult-Use Cannabis Distributors and sell to the public in their Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary store.

CANNABIS BUSINESS PLANS

We can create customized business plans to help forecast your company’s success and predict when you will receive a return on your investment. Our plans contain pitch decks & customized logos, branding, and a marketing plan.

ADULT-USE DISTRIBUTOR

A holder of an Adult-Use Cannabis Distributor license is permitted to buy, store, and sell cannabis products from Adult-Use Cannabis Processors, Co-operatives, Microbusinesses, or Registered Organizations to a licensed Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary stores in the State of New York.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Cannabis Licenses (FAQ)

On March 10, 2022, the New York State Cannabis Control Board released proposed regulations for conditional adult-use retail dispensaries. The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) indicated that they expect to begin accepting retail (dispensary) applications as early as the summer of 2022 and to award licenses in late summer or early fall of 2022. This will allow cannabis retail stores (or dispensaries) to open before the end of 2022.

New York’s implementation of conditional cannabis licenses will likely assist the state to catch up with its neighbors in the Tri-state area, New Jersey and Connecticut, and allow recreational cannabis (non-medical or adult-use cannabis) to be sold before the end of 2022.

There are only a few existing medical dispensary licenses in the state and applications are currently not being accepted for medical or adult-use dispensaries. Further, existing medical cannabis dispensary license holders will not be prioritized for conditional licenses.

New York’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licenses are temporary licenses only available for “justice-involved” applicants in the first round of applicants for cannabis retail (dispensary) licensure. To be considered “justice-involved” the applicant must have a cannabis-related offense or have an immediate family member with a cannabis-related offense, who has experience owning and operating a profitable business.

Conditional licenses are valid for four (4) years from the date of license issuance by the OCM. License holders may apply to convert their “Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary License” to a standard, “Adult-Use Dispensary License” prior to its expiration. License holders would be required to enter a labor peace agreement with a bona fide labor organization.

Note, this is not to be confused with the State of New Jersey. New Jersey’s conditional licenses are meant to allow people to obtain adult-use cannabis licenses without large amounts of capital pre-application.

Anyone. In the first round of licensure, the adult-use (non-medical/recreational) dispensary (cannabis retail) licensing process is designed to favor those that have a past conviction of a cannabis offense or have a close relationship with someone who has been charged and convicted with a cannabis-related offense. We refer to these as “justice-involved” individuals.

Applicants will also need to prove that they have had at least 10% ownership in a profitable business for at least two years.

Residency Requirement
A majority of the ownership of the applying company/entity must have been in New York State for 180 days within the last year, or 540 days within the last three years.

Conviction Requirements

The applicant, if the applicant was dependent must have been convicted of a cannabis-related offense in New York State at any time prior to 3/31/2021.

Business Requirements

You need to have held at least 10% ownership for two years in a business that had at least two years of net profit.

Or if you’ve owned at least part of a non-profit, a non-profit that has all the following:

·       Have people with marijuana convictions in New York on its board or as its officers

·       Has at least two years of positive net assets or profit

·       Has at least 5 full-time employees

·       Serves individuals and communities with high rates of cannabis-related arrests and convictions

·       Has a history of creating work for people with marijuana convictions

Ownership Percentages

The entity with sole control of the applying business and at least 30% of the ownership interest must meet the residency requirement AND the conviction and for-profit business requirement OR the non-profit business requirement.

In addition, at least 51% of the applying business’s ownership interest must 1) meet the residency requirement AND the conviction and for-profit business requirement OR the non-profit business requirement or 2) the conviction requirement.

You are eligible for a Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary license if you are an applicant (a business or entity) that satisfies the following:

•          Majority-owned company by “justice-involved” individuals;
•          The applicant consists of individuals that have had at least a 10% ownership stake for at least two years in a business that had a net profit;
•         Are New York residents if applying as an individual, have a principal corporate location within New York, or be organized under the laws of New York if applying as an entity?

Alternatively, applicants can be:

•          Non-profits that serve “justice-involved” individuals and communities that managed a social enterprise with at least two years of positive net assets;
•          Have a history of creating opportunities for “justice-involved” individuals;
•          Have “justice-involved” individuals on its board or as officers;
•          Have five or more full-time employees.

The cost per license application is $2,000 (non-refundable) and each license allows for the opening of a single location. Each operator may hold a maximum of three licenses and operators cannot be vertically integrated i.e. it’s not possible to cultivate, process or manufacture, distribute, etc.

Cannabis Control Board (CCB)

Issues/inspect/revoke licenses, registrations, permits
Limits/halts the number of licenses
Approves social equity plans

Office of Cannabis Management (OCM)

Issues/inspect/revoke licenses, registrations, permits
Limits/halts the number of licenses
Approves social equity plans

State Cannabis Advisory Board

Advises and recommends cannabis use of all types
Governs and administers Reinvestment Funds

To be eligible for an Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator License an applicant must meet all of the following:

  1. Have been authorized to grow hemp under the Department of Agriculture and Markets Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program.
  2. Be in good standing with the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
  3. Have been authorized by the Department of Agriculture and Markets to grow cannabinoid or “CBD hemp” as opposed to growing hemp for grain or fiber.
  4. Have grown and harvested cannabinoid or “CBD hemp” for two of the past four years (between 2018 – 2021) and be able to provide the Office with proof documenting such activities.
  5. Hold at least 51% or more ownership in the entity that held the industrial hemp grower authorization from the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
  1. A lease or proof of title or ownership of a site
  2. No more than three (3) Adult-Use on-site consumption licenses per individual investor.
  3. No vertical integration permitted – individual investors cannot be Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivators and own a Consumption Lounge in the State of New York.
  4. Respected setback distances – there is a prohibition of consumption license within 500 feet (ft) of a school.
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