Adult-Use Conditional Processor License

Adult-Use Conditional Processor License



Under legislation signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in February 2022, entities who hold a Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license from the Office of Cannabis Management may qualify for an Adult-Use Conditional Processor license. The Adult-Use Conditional Processor license authorizes the license holder to process and manufacture cannabis products (over 0.3% THC) in New York State under the Adult-Use Cannabis Program.

To be eligible for this license, applicants must meet all the requirements below. An applicant must:

1. Have applied for a Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license before January 1, 2022.

2. Hold an active Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license issued by the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM).

3. Hold at least a 51% or more ownership in the Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license.

Adult-Use Conditional Processors are permitted to conduct processing and manufacturing activities in line with their Cannabinoid Hemp Processor license. For example, a Cannabinoid Hemp Processor – Extracting and Manufacturing licensee would be permitted to perform extraction activities while a Cannabinoid Hemp Processor – Manufacturing Only licensee would only be able to perform manufacturing. A licensed Adult-Use Conditional Processor is also able to distribute their own products until June 1, 2023, after which they must apply for and obtain a distributor license for such authorization.

Adult-Use Conditional Processors must meet and comply with all terms and conditions of the program. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions or any future regulations or guidance issued by the Office of Cannabis Management may result in the revocation of the license. Before applying, all applicants are encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions linked to the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about the Adult-Use Conditional Processor license or have issues applying, please call 1-888-OCM-5151 (1-888-626-5151) or reach out to licensing@ocm.ny.gov for assistance. Please note, that only completed applications with the correct license or permit fee will be reviewed.

Program Contact Information:
Telephone: 1-888-OCM-5151 (1-888-626-5151)
E-Mail: licensing@ocm.ny.gov
Website: https://cannabis.ny.gov/


1.Applicant Primary Contact Information

2.Applicant Business Location

3.Description of The Applicant’s Business Plan Including Proposed Cannabis Product Type(S)

4.If the Applicant Is Permitted to Conduct Extraction Activities, the Proposed Extraction Method

5.Workers Compensation Verification

6.Proof of Disability and Paid Family Leave Benefits Insurance

7.Proof of Certificate of Occupancy

8.Proof of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Audit

9.Applicant Ownership and Financial Disclosure Information Including Submission of Organizational Structure Documents, Organizational Charts, Capitalization Tables and Ownership Structures, and Disclosures of Any Sources or Proposed Sources of Capital

10.Documentation Proving the Applicant is Licensed to Process Cannabinoid Or “CBD” Hemp By the Office Of Cannabis Management and Applied For Such License Before January 1, 2022

11.Applicant Attestation and Agreement of the Application Terms and Conditions

12.Submission of a Non-Refundable License And Application Fee Of $2,000

How to Apply

  1. All applications must be submitted online.

  2. Sign in or create a NY.gov account.

  3. After you apply, log in to check your application status.

Required Fees

Adult-Use Conditional ProcessorNo$2000All license and application fees must be submitted via check to the Office of Cannabis Management at: Attn: Licensing Division, New York State Office of Cannabis Management, P.O. Box 2071, Albany, NY 12220

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