The New York State Department of Health has launched the Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License Application and Distributor Permit Application today, January 25, 2021.   Please use the link below to find out more information on how to apply. https://www.businessexpress.ny.gov/app/answers/cms/a_id/3813

Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License & Distributor Permit

Overview

A business selling cannabinoid hemp products in the state of New York must first obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License before selling cannabinoid hemp products to consumers. Cannabinoid hemp products include many CBD products available for purchase today, including tinctures, oils, topicals, pills, capsules and food or beverages that are intended for human consumption or application, for their cannabinoid content. Additionally, distributors of cannabinoid hemp products manufactured outside of New York State, to be sold for the purpose of resale to licensed Cannabinoid Hemp Retailers within New York State, must obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Distributor Permit to conduct this activity.

Cannabinoid Hemp Retail Licensees and Distributor Permit holders may only sell cannabinoid hemp products that meet the regulatory standards of the New York State program. Before applying, please make sure to click-on the links in the “Additional Information” section of this page to better understand the New York State Cannabinoid Hemp Program requirements. If you have any questions about the Cannabinoid Hemp Program or have issues applying, please call 1-866-NYS-HEMP (866-697-4367) or reach out to hemp@health.ny.gov for assistance. Please note that only completed applications with the correct license or permit fee will be reviewed.

Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License

A business selling cannabinoid hemp products in the state of New York must first obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License before selling cannabinoid hemp products to consumers. The Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License is valid for one year and has an annual license fee of $300 for each retail location. Retailers selling cannabinoid hemp products online to consumers in New York State are also required to obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License and adhere to the regulatory standards of the program.

Click  Apply Online for Hemp Retailer License

Cannabinoid Hemp Distributor Permit

Distributors of cannabinoid hemp products manufactured outside of New York State, to be sold for the purpose of resale to licensed Cannabinoid Hemp Retailers within New York State, must obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Distributor Permit to conduct this activity. The Cannabinoid Hemp Distributor Permit is valid for one year and has a permit fee of $300.

Click  Apply Online for Hemp Distributor Permit

Requirements

  1. Applicant Primary Contact Information
  2. Applicant Business Location
  3. Business Hours of Operation
  4. Proof of New York State Sales Tax Registration (if applicable)
  5. Planned Source of Cannabinoid Hemp Products (including contact information for manufacturers)
  6. Planned Types of Cannabinoid Hemp Products to be Sold
  7. Submission of License or Permit Fee

Required Fees

TYPE REFUNDABLE AMOUNT COMMENTS
Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License Yes $300.00 Per retail location
Cannabinoid Hemp Distributor Permit $300.00

Additional Info

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The Department is not currently accepting applications for Cannabinoid Hemp Processor Licenses as they are under development.

The Department has issued proposed regulations to implement this program and will be sharing more information as it becomes available.

 

The proposed regulations and helpful FAQ’s about the Cannabinoid Hemp Program can be found here: https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/hemp/.

 

 

Information Source:

Craig Delsack
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New York, NY 
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