Applying for a marijuana business license is a multi-step process and the application is made up of four “packets” that the applicant must submit to the CCC — an application of intent, a background check, a management and operations profile, and payment of the application fee. If the application is approved, payment of the license fee becomes the fifth and final step in the process.
Collins said 25 of the 35 completed applications came from existing RMDs, five came from economic empowerment program participants and the remaining five came from applicants that were not cleared for expedited review.
In total, 81 prospective marijuana businesses have submitted at least one packet of the application to the CCC. Of those that have begun to apply for a license, 25 are seeking to cultivate marijuana, 19 are hoping to act as a retailer, 15 people have applied for the CCC’s blessing to work at a marijuana establishment, nine want to manufacture marijuana products, eight microbusinesses have applied for a license, three of the applications are to operate research and testing labs, one craft marijuana cooperative has submitted part of its application and one person has applied to transport marijuana, according to data presented at Tuesday’s meeting.
Also Tuesday, the CCC wrapped up its review of priority review applications, a status that would allow the applicant to jump towards the front of the line when submitting its license application to get it in front of the CCC for approval sooner.
Commissioners approved 39 economic empowerment applicants for priority review Tuesday and denied 113 economic empowerment and one RMD applicant for the expedited review. In total, the CCC approved 123 economic empowerment program participants and 82 RMDs for priority review while denying the status for 113 economic empowerment applicants and two RMDs.