N.Y. Cannabis Law Section 83
Provisions governing the cultivation and processing of adult-use cannabis


Cultivation and processing of cannabis shall comply with regulations promulgated by the board governing minimum requirements for adult-use cultivators, nurseries, processors, microbusinesses, cooperatives, registered organizations, and registered organization cultivators.


No cultivator or processor of adult-use cannabis shall sell, or agree to sell or deliver in the state any cannabis products, as the case may be, except in originally sealed containers containing quantities in accordance with size standards pursuant to rules adopted by the board. Such containers shall have affixed thereto such labels or other means of tracking and identification as may be required by the rules of the board.


No cultivator or processor of adult-use cannabis shall furnish or cause to be furnished to any licensee, any exterior or interior sign, printed, painted, electric or otherwise, except as authorized by the board. The board may make such rules as it deems necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of this subdivision.


Cultivators of adult-use cannabis consistent with protecting public health and safety, shall comply with plant cultivation regulations, standards, and guidelines consistent with the provisions applicable to hemp, cannabinoid hemp, and hemp extract and issued by the board, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation and the department of agriculture and markets. Such regulations, standards, and guidelines shall be guided by sustainable farming principles and practices such as organic, regenerative, and integrated pest management models to the extent possible, and shall restrict whenever possible, the use of pesticides to those that are registered by the department of environmental conservation or that specifically meet the United States environmental protection agency registration exemption criteria for minimum risk, used in compliance with rules, regulations, standards and guidelines issued by the department of environmental conservation for pesticides.


No cultivator or processor of adult-use cannabis shall transport any cannabis products, except in vehicles owned and operated by such cultivator or processor, or hired by such cultivator or processor and operated by a trucking or transportation company registered with the office, and shall only make deliveries at the licensed premises of the purchaser.


No cultivator or processor of adult-use cannabis, including an adult-use cannabis cooperative, microbusiness, or registered organization may offer any incentive, payment or other benefit to a licensed cannabis distributor or retail dispensary in return for carrying the cultivator, processor, cooperative, microbusiness or registered organization products, or preferential shelf placement.


All cannabis products shall be processed in accordance with good manufacturing practices for the product category, pursuant to either Part 111 or Part 117 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as may be modified by the board in regulation.


No processor of adult-use cannabis shall produce any product which, in the discretion of the board, is designed to appeal to anyone under the age of twenty-one years.


The use or integration of alcoholic beverages or nicotine in cannabis products is strictly prohibited.


The board shall promulgate regulations governing the minimum requirements for the secure transport of adult-use cannabis.

Source: Section 83 — Provisions governing the cultivation and processing of adult-use cannabis, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CAN/83 (updated Apr. 9, 2021; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Apr. 9, 2021

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