N.Y. Cannabis Law Section 66
License renewal


Each license, issued pursuant to this article, may be renewed upon application therefore by the licensee and the payment of the fee for such license as prescribed by this article. In the case of applications for renewals, the board may dispense with the requirements of such statements as it deems unnecessary in view of those contained in the application made for the original license, but in any event the submission of photographs of the licensed premises shall be dispensed with, provided the applicant for such renewal shall file a statement with the board to the effect that there has been no alteration of such premises since the original license was issued. The board may make such rules as it deems necessary, not inconsistent with this chapter, regarding applications for renewals of licenses and permits and the time for making the same.


Each applicant must submit to the office documentation of the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the applicant’s employees and owners prior to a license being renewed. In addition, the board shall consult with the chief equity officer and executive director to create a social responsibility framework agreement that fosters racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in their workplace and make the adherence to such agreement a conditional requirement of license renewal.


The board shall provide an application for renewal of a license issued under this article not less than ninety days prior to the expiration of the current license.


The board may only issue a renewal license upon receipt of the prescribed renewal application and renewal fee from a licensee if, in addition to the criteria in this section, the licensee’s license is not under suspension and has not been revoked.


Each applicant must maintain a labor peace agreement with a bona-fide labor organization that is actively engaged in representing or attempting to represent the applicant’s employees and the maintenance of such a labor peace agreement shall be an ongoing material condition of licensure.


Each applicant must provide evidence of the execution of their plan for benefitting communities and people disproportionally impacted by cannabis law enforcement required for initial licensing pursuant to § 64 (Selection criteria)section sixty-four of this article.

Source: Section 66 — License renewal, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CAN/66 (updated Apr. 9, 2021; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

Jul. 20, 2024

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Apr. 9, 2021

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