N.Y. Cannabis Law Section 71
Adult-use distributor license


A distributor’s license shall authorize the acquisition, possession, distribution and sale of cannabis from the licensed premises of a licensed adult-use cultivator, processor, adult-use cooperative, microbusiness, or registered organization authorized pursuant to this chapter to sell adult-use cannabis, to duly licensed retail dispensaries and on-site consumption sites.


No distributor shall have a direct or indirect economic interest in any microbusiness, adult-use retail dispensary, adult-use on-site consumption licensee or in any registered organization registered pursuant to article 3 (Medical Cannabis)article three of this chapter. This restriction shall not prohibit a registered organization authorized pursuant to § 39 (Registered organizations and adult-use cannabis)section thirty-nine of this chapter, from being granted licensure by the board to distribute adult-use cannabis products cultivated and processed by the registered organization to licensed adult-use retail dispensaries.


Any distributor with a direct or indirect interest in a licensed cultivator or processor, shall only distribute cannabis or cannabis products cultivated and/or processed by such licensee.


Nothing in subdivision two of this section shall prevent a distributor from charging an appropriate fee, authorized by the board, for the distribution of cannabis, including based on the volume of cannabis distributed.


Adult-use distributor licensees are subject to minimum operating requirements as determined by the board in regulation.

Source: Section 71 — Adult-use distributor license, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CAN/71 (updated Apr. 9, 2021; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Apr. 9, 2021

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