The Marijuana Regulatory Agency is implementing new administrative rules for license applications.
The new administrative rules are effective Monday, March 7, 2022.
- The adult-use and medical marijuana application fees were lowered from $6,000 to $3,000.
- Adult-use establishment renewal tiers were removed; licensees who have already been invoiced a renewal fee are to pay the fee as invoiced.
- Medical marijuana facility renewal tiers were removed; this change will take effect for fiscal year 2023 (please refer to the regulatory assessment that outlined the fees for fiscal year 2022 for medical marijuana facilities).
- See the Licenses rule set for the full list of new, lower fees for adult-use establishment licenses. Please visit the MRA website and click on the Laws, Rules, & Other Resources .
New Adult-Use Class A Marijuana Microbusiness License
- Initial licensure fee is $18,600 and allows a licensee to grow up to 300 plants.
- Class A marijuana microbusinesses may purchase marijuana concentrate and marijuana-infused products from a processor.
- Marijuana liability insurance will be required upon licensure and at renewal.
New Adult-Use Educational Research License
- Applications will only be accepted from organizations that have been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Licensees are required to have proof of DEA registration to operate.
- License is valid for one year and does not carry an application fee, a licensure fee, or a renewal fee to operate.
- The adult-use requirements for applicant disclosure have been updated to match medical requirements for applicant disclosure; those with less than 2.5% ownership interest are not required to be disclosed.
- A definition of a trustee was added to the rules.
- Added a rule that the MRA can administratively withdrawal applications that are over one year old and have had no determination made.
- Renewal applications may be denied for failure to submit an annual financial statement as required.
- Documents have been updated; those interested in licensure can find copies on the MRA website by clicking on the MRA Bulletins and expanding the Technical Bulletins tab:
- Prelicensure inspection checklist
- 30-day inspection checklist
- Semi-annual inspection checklist
- SCF Inspection Report
Sampling & Testing
- There have been significant updates to the requirements for sampling and testing of marijuana and marijuana product.
- There have been modifications to allow more movement of product within the market prior to final, full, safety compliance testing being required.
- Contactless and limited contact transactions – including curbside service and drive-thru operations – are allowed, with municipal approval.
- Product that is required to be destroyed must be destroyed within 90 days.
- There are updated requirements for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Set forth a complete rule set outlining the process and requirements for a Request for a Declaratory Ruling from the Agency.
Infused and Edible Products
- Updated requirements for packaging and labeling of products.
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