ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — Seeds in the ground. The first cannabis products sold on dispensary shelves will come from New York’s family farmers, some of which are in the Southern Tier.

Today, the Cannabis Control Board approved the first 52 cannabis cultivation licenses. They say the growing season waits for no one and they’re helping farmers take full advantage of the good weather.  In the Southern Tier, both Grateful Valley Farm, LLC in Steuben County and Tricolla Gardens LLC in Tioga County received licenses.

The board received over 150 applications, many of them qualify as social equity candidates. In the Southern Tier, both Grateful Valley Farm, LLC in Steuben County and Tricolla Gardens LLC in Tioga County received licneses.

Senator Jeremy Cooney, who supports these licenses says for years people have been buying pot illegally, not knowing exactly what’s in it. 

“So we want there to be the sale of legal marijuana in New York State that is grown in a way that we can track it from seed to sale. And that process starts by having a conditional use grow permit which we got out today,” Cooney said.

The 52 applicants still need to file a security plan within the next 30 days so growing will most likely not begin for at least a month. All applications must be submitted by June 30th of this year. If all goes well, dispensaries could be selling marijuana by the end of the year.

The complete list of licenses can be seen in the table below:

#Business NameCounty
 1Main Street Farms, LLCCortland
 2Enfield Glen Hopyard LLCTompkins
 3Empire Agricultural Services, LLCMonroe
 4The Releaf Market LLCChautauqua
 5Terrace Corporation of New YorkSaratoga
 6Lunulata LLCDutchess
 7Oak Queens LLCUlster
 8Wheatfield Gardens LLCErie
 9PASSION FIELD FARM LLCDutchess
 10Peter PracilioOtsego
 11Hurd Farm LLCUlster
 12ROC Dispensary and Hydroponics LLCMonroe
 13Canadice Farm LLCOntario
 14Greenleaf Cannabis LLCWashington
 15B30F Enterprises, LLCOswego
 16HappyHealing420 LLCOswego
 17Colorado’s Brand Distributing, LLCMonroe
 18Cornucopia Growers LLCSchoharie
 19Unifi Group LLCOnondaga
 20Michael D Warholic JRDelaware
 21Grateful Valley Farm, LLCSteuben
 22EAST END FLOWER FARM LTDSuffolk
 23Plant Connection IncSuffolk
 24JD Pinnacle Holdings LLCMadison
 25ROUTE 27 HOPYARD LLCSuffolk
 26Rippin’ Ridge Farm, LLCMadison
 27The Hemp Division Inc.Dutchess
 28HR Botanicals, LLCSullivan
 29Phil Spinelli Farrier Service LLCAlbany
 30Timothy G HunterWayne
 31American Weed LLCOswego
 32Kennedys herbal solutionWashington
 33Tricolla Gardens LLCTioga
 34ReliefLeaf LLCSchoharie
 35Slack Hollow Organics LLCWashington
 36Breathing Web Farms LLCOnondaga
 37Fat Nell l.l.c.Columbia
 38Spadafarm, LLCDutchess
 39Aeterna Cannabis LLCColumbia
 40Yager Farms IncErie
 41TWIN ARCH FARM LLCOrange
 42Outcast Acres Farm LLCWashington
 43Chickidoo LLCOrange
 44Honest Pharmco, IncWayne
 45Hudson River Hemp L.L.C.Dutchess
 46Clear Natural LLCDutchess
 47Westkill Bend IncSchoharie
 48Brian F ConlonSchenectady
 49Weathertop Farm LLCSchoharie
 50Claverack Farm LLCColumbia
 51Hemp Industry Consultants, Inc.Sullivan
 52Bone Creek Farm LLCBroome