The New York State Department of Labor’s Cannabis Workforce Development Unit is designed to assist both job seekers and businesses who work in the adult-use, medical cannabis, and cannabinoid hemp industries. We connect workers to a variety of employment opportunities in this emerging field. We also support businesses so they may thrive in the New York economy. Explore how we can help New Yorkers work in this exciting industry.
Looking for a way into the Cannabis Industry? Let us help you find a way into the emerging cannabis workforce in NYS.
Laws and Regulations
The NYSDOL does not issue business licenses in cannabis. We serve as a valuable resource between job seekers, cannabis businesses, and other New York State agencies that offer employment opportunities in the cannabis industry. For more information about cannabis business licenses and New York State laws and regulatory proposals on the cannabis rules, please click on the buttons below.
**The regulatory framework is outlined in cannabis law, and is currently under development by the New York State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). Please visit the OCM website for updated information on cannabis business licenses and overall regulations as it becomes available.
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