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Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License & Distributor Permit

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.

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS A LICENSE FOR CANNABINOID HEMP PRODUCTS AND NOT FOR ADULT_USE CANNABIS "RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA" FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ADULT-USE CANNABIS PROGRAM PLEASE VISIT WWW.CANNABIS.NY.GOV

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.

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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 Below to Apply

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 LicenseYes$300.00Per retail location
Cannabinoid Hemp Distributor PermitNo$300.00Per distributor location

Additional Info

  • Cannabinoid Hemp Program Regulations can be found here
  • Cannabinoid Hemp Retailer Guidance Document can be found
  • here

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