2023 New York Cannabis License Timeline

When Can I Submit a NY Cannabis License Application?

We hear this burning question all of the time. The NYS Office of Cannabis Management (NYS OCM) has yet to release an official timeline. However, our license application work in 36 states gives us some insight on how the timing will play out.  VP of Business Development, Bob Wagener is on the ground in our New York office to help prospective business owners plan accordingly.

Watch Bob’s 2023 update from our New York Quick Answers series to below to strategize the next few months.


Expected New York Cannabis Application Dates

What can we expect for the New York adult-use application procedures and milestone dates? Based on the latest information in 2023, here are the expected key dates involved with the cannabis license application process:

  • November 21, 2022   –  Draft regulations released by NYS OCM
  • December 14, 2022  –   Draft regulations officially recorded
  • December 14, 2022  –  60-day window for public comment began
  • February 14, 2023  –   Public comment window closes
  • February 14, 2023 –   Material changes from comments trigger, at least, another 45 day period before final regulations
  • First of April, 2023 – Earliest the regulations will become official and application window opens

What Do We Know About the Application Process?

The application process continues to develop as we speak and while our Guide To New York Cannabis will host major developments as they become available from the state, our team of New York cannabis experts and application consultants have identified important steps that we can can work on now with prospective cannabis business owners.

How to Apply For a New York Cannabis License

Two words for hopeful New York cannabis licenses applicants: Don’t wait.

While the application window is technically not open right now, we can get you ready to hit “send” on your application. Our experienced and winning team can walk you through pulling together critical information now – before the application window opens. Preparation now eliminates scrambling when the window does open and puts you well ahead of the competition.

Contact our New York cannabis consultants now to start the application development process.


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