New York
General
Jun 2022
3 min

New York Cannabis Businesses Types

Answer

New York currently has these types of cannabis businesses allowed within the state

  • Adult Use Nursery
  • Adult Use Processor
  • Adult Use Distributor
  • Adult Use Co-op
  • Adult Use Micro-business
  • Adult Use Retail Dispensary
  • Adult Use On-Site Consumption Lounge
  • Adult Use Delivery

Definition of License Types

Adult Use Nursery

“Nursery” means a licensee that produces only clones, immature plants, seeds, and other agricultural products used specifically for the planting, propagation, and cultivation of cannabis by licensed adult use cannabis cultivators, microbusinesses, cooperatives and registered organizations. A nursery license authorizes the production, sale and distribution of

clones, immature plants, seeds, and other agricultural products used specifically for the planting, propagation, and cultivation of cannabis by licensed adult-use cultivators, cooperatives, microbusinesses, or registered organizations.

Adult Use Processor

“Processor” means a licensee that extracts concentrated cannabis and/or compounds, blends, extracts, infuses, or otherwise manufactures concentrated cannabis or cannabis products. A processor’s license authorizes the acquisition, possession, processing, and sale of cannabis from the licensed premises of adult-use cultivators to licensed distributors.

Adult Use Distributor

“Distributor” means any person who sells at wholesale any cannabis product for which a license is required. A distributor’s license authorizes the acquisition, possession, distribution and sale of cannabis from the licensed premises of

a licensed adult-use processor, adult-use cooperative, microbusiness, or registered organization authorized to sell adult-
use cannabis, to duly licensed retail dispensaries, on-site consumption sites and adult-use delivery licensees.

Adult Use Co-op

A cooperative license authorizes the acquisition, possession, cultivation, processing and sale from the licensed premises of the adult-use cooperative by such licensee to duly licensed distributors, on-site consumption sites, registered organization and/or retail dispensaries; but not directly to cannabis consumers.

A cooperative license must be organized under cooperative principals, including but not limited to being democratically controlled by the members themselves, on the basis of one vote per member.

Adult Use Micro-business

“Microbusiness” means a licensee that may act as a cannabis producer for
the cultivation of cannabis, a cannabis processor, a cannabis distributor, and
a cannabis retailer. A microbusiness license authorizes the limited cultivation, processing, distribution, delivery, and sale of their own adult-use cannabis and cannabis products.

Adult Use Retail Dispensary

“Retailer” means any person who sells at retail any cannabis product, to cannabis consumers. A retail dispensary license authorizes the acquisition, possession, saleand delivery of cannabis from the licensed premises of the retail dispensary by such licensee to cannabis consumers.

Adult Use On-Site Consumption Lounge

“On-site consumption” means the consumption of cannabis in an area licensed by the Cannabis Control Board. An on-site consumption license authorizes the acquisition, possession, and sale of cannabis from the licensed premises

of the on-site consumption licensee to cannabis consumers for use at the on-siteconsumption location.

Adult Use Delivery

A delivery license authorizes the delivery of cannabis and cannabis products
by licensees, independent of another adult-use cannabis license, to cannabis consumers. Delivery licenses may not have a total of more than twenty-five individuals, or the equivalent thereof, providing full- time paid delivery services to cannabis consumers per week under one license.

Why is this important?

It's important to know what types of cannabis business licenses are available in New York so that you know the correct terminology given that each state names their business types slightly differently, and so that you can select which type(s) of cannabis business licenses(s) you want to apply for.

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Regulatory Citations for This Article
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-office-cannabis-management-seeding-opportunity-initiative