New York begins accepting applications for certain adult-use cannabis licenses Oct. 4.

Applications for cultivator, processor, distributor, microbusiness and retail dispensary licenses will be available on the New York Business Express website. They must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Dec. 4. The Office of Cannabis Management will begin reviewing and approving retail dispensary applicants who already have a location secured by Nov. 3.

Application and license fees are reduced by 50% for all qualified Social and Economic Equity applicants, including individuals from communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis enforcement, minority and women owned businesses, distressed farmers, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

Should you need assistance with the applications process, attorneys with Harris Beach’s Cannabis Industry Team can help. Please reach out to attorney Meaghan T. Feenan at (518) 701-2742 and, attorney William M.X. Wolfe at (315) 214-2059 and, or the Harris Beach attorney with whom you most frequently work.