New York is most likely the hardest state to open a dispensary. Before applying you must be able to prove the ability to open a manufacturing facility on top of four dispensaries. The property alone in New York could run into the deep 10+ millions of dollars, on top of a $210,000 fee to apply for the license. If you have the ability to pay for these costs you can apply for one of the exclusive New York licenses, so far only five have been approved.
How to get a new york marijuana license is very expensive and a very time consuming project. Firstly, you must find about 210,000 dollars in order to apply to the state regulatory board. A ten thousand dollar non refundable fee is included and a two hundred thousand dollar application fee must be paid. Also, it would be a good idea to get a lawyer.
Obtaining a license is not easy and recently out of 43 applications only 5 companies were awarded licenses. First of all you must contact New York Department of Health and apply for license within the stipulated time and your application will be evaluated on many factors like operating plan, manufacturing facilities, security, transportation and many more. Licenses are awarded to only top scoring applicants. There are many other stipulations too like application fees, registration fees and investment criteria. You must take help of qualified consultant in this regard.