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Cannabinoid Hemp Processor License Application

Cannabinoid Hemp Processor License Application

	
		

Overview

Businesses extracting or manufacturing cannabinoid hemp in New York State, whether in intermediate or final form must obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license from the New York State Department of Health (Department). 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. The Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license is split into two license types "Extracting and Manufacturing" and "Manufacturing Only".

Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license holders may only extract and manufacture cannabinoid hemp products that meet the standards of the Cannabinoid Hemp Program. All cannabinoid hemp products must be extracted or manufactured utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and packaged, labeled and laboratory tested according to the Cannabinoid Hemp Program regulations.

Please note Cannabinoid Hemp Processors looking to also sell cannabinoid hemp products to consumers for final retail sale will need to obtain a Cannabinoid Hemp Retail License. Application for Cannabinoid Hemp Retail licenses are available here. Cannabinoid Hemp Processors do not need to apply for a Distributor Permit. The Processor license covers distribution activities.

Before applying, please make sure to click on the links in the "Additional Information" section of the 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 during the application process, please reach out to hemp@health.ny.gov, call 866-NYS-HEMP (866-697-4367) or refer to the Cannabinoid Hemp Program Website for assistance.

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

Cannabinoid Hemp Processor Extracting and Manufacturing

The Cannabinoid Hemp Processor Extracting and Manufacturing license allows a processor to extract or isolate cannabinoids from hemp to create crude oil, distillate, isolate or other intermediary product to be further refined or manufactured into a final cannabinoid hemp product. This license also permits the manufacturing of final cannabinoid hemp products and is valid for two years and has a non-refundable application fee of $1,000 and a license fee of $3,500.

Click Below to Apply


Apply Online for Hemp Processor - Extracting and Manufacturing


Cannabinoid Hemp Process Manufacturing Only

The Cannabinoid Hemp Processor Manufacturing Only license allows a processor to purchase crude oil, distillate, isolate or other intermediary product to manufacture a final cannabinoid hemp product. The Manufacturing Only license is valid for two years and has a non-refundable application fee of $500 and a license fee of $1,000.

How to Apply

Apply Online for Hemp Processor - Manufacturing Only



Program Contact Information:

Telephone: 1-866-NYS-HEMP
E-Mail: hemp@health.ny.gov
Website: www.health.ny.gov/regulations/hemp

Requirements

  1. Processor business overview
  2. Extraction method (if applicable)
  3. Planned Source of Cannabinoid Hemp and/or Cannabinoid Hemp Extract
  4. Workers Compensation verification
  5. Proof of product liability insurance
  6. Proof of Certificate of occupancy
  7. Proof of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit
  8. Any other licenses issued at facility (if applicable)
  9. Ownership and management information for business (owners and % ownership)

Required Fees

TYPE REFUNDABLE AMOUNT COMMENTS
Cannabinoid Hemp Processor - Extracting & ManufacturingYes$1000Application Fee
Cannabinoid Hemp Processor - Extracting & ManufacturingYes$3500License
Cannabinoid Hemp Processor - Manufacturing OnlyNo$500Application Fee
Cannabinoid Hemp Processor - Manufacturing OnlyNo$1000License

Additional Info

  • Cannabinoid Hemp Program Regulations can be found here
  • Cannabinoid Hemp Processor License Guidance can be found here

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