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Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Recreational Use Businesses

License Applications

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission will begin accepting the following applications for personal use (recreational) cannabis on Wednesday, December 15, 2021:

  • Class 1 Cultivator Licenses
  • Class 2 Manufacturer Licenses
  • Testing Laboratories

Application acceptance for Class 5 Retailers will begin on March 15, 2022.

License applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until indicated otherwise.  Social Equity Businesses, Diversely-Owned Businesses, Impact Zone Businesses, and applications that receive bonus points will be afforded priority review, scoring, and approval.

There is no established limit on the number of cannabis business licenses available statewide However, by statute the number of Class 1 Cultivators is to be held to 37 licenses until February 22, 2023.

The Notice of Application outlines:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Prioritization processes
  • Application requirements, including a list of necessary forms and supporting documents
  • Scoring methodology
  • How approval or denial is determined.

*Note – November 12, 2021: A typographical error has been corrected. Several of the requirements listed in the Annual License Application scoring rubric are specific to a license class. As such, the total score required to obtain an Annual License is not 250 points and has been corrected to 210 points, which is the total score required for an Annual License.


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