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Adult-use

marijuana business licensing fees vary widely, from as low as $9/plant for small, outdoor grows in Maine to as high
as $120,000 for the most lucrative operations in California. Application fees also show a great deal of variation, ranging from
$60 to $5,000 range. We recommend setting application fees no higher than $5,000 — with lower fees for small-scale
growers — and allowing regulators to establish the licensing fees at an amount that reasonably covers regulatory costs.
Small farms and other current and prospective small businesses want an opportunity to be part of this new industry, and
excessive fees or high capital requirements can prevent them from participating. In addition, traditional financing through
loans is often not a possibility.

State and Application Retail Product Testing
Cultivator Distributor Renewal
Program Fees Store Manufacturer Lab

Limited:
Concentrates $600
Alaska: $1,000
$1,000 $5,000 only: $1,000 $1,000 N/A application
Adult Use Standard:
Standard: fee
$5,000
$5,000
$4,000- $12,500- $1,200-
$120,000 $90,000 $100,000
California: (based on (based on (based on
$135-
Medical and $1,000 estimated $1,040 estimated estimated TBD
$8,655
Adult Use value of value of value of
planned planned planned
operations) operations) operations)













State and Application Retail Product Testing
Cultivator Distributor Renewal
Program Fees Store Manufacturer Lab
Included in
application,
also $2,500 Mostly Annual
Store: $4,500
to locality
Retail Store: $1,800
Additional
Operator: Cultivator:
fees for
$2,700 Included in $1,800 and up
more than Included in Included in
Cultivator: Included in 1,800 plants, application,
application application Manufacturing:
Colorado: $4,000 application, ranges from also $500 to
fee, also fee, also $1,800
Adult Use also $2,500 $1,000- locality
Manufacturer: $2,500 to $500 to
to locality $6,000+ (two-year Labs: $1,800
$4,000 locality locality
($6,000 for license)
Transporter:
Lab: $2,000 up to 13,800 $4,700
plants,
Transporter: Operator:
$1,000 per
$4,900 $2,500
3,600
additional
plants)

Dispensary:
$9,000- Annual
$22,000, Dispensary:
optional $2,300-$7,300
cultivation Included in
license is an Optional
application
additional cultivation:
fees; the
$2,500 $1,800
Included in optional Included in Included in Included in
Colorado:
Manufacturer: application cultivation application application application Manufacturer:
Medical
$2,500 fees license for fees fees fees $1,800
dispensaries
Lab: $2,500 Lab: $1,800
costs $1,800
Transporters: annually. Transporter:
$5,400 $4,700

Operator: Operator:
$3,200 $2,500






State and Application Retail Product Testing
Cultivator Distributor Renewal
Program Fees Store Manufacturer Lab
From $9 per
$100-$250 plant for
(stores, small outdoor Annual
product grows to as
manufacturers, TBD, no much as TBD, no reasonable
Maine: TBD, no more
and testing more than $30,000 for more than N/A fees TBD
Adult Use than $2,500
facilities) $2,500 large, indoor $1,000 during
cultivation rulemaking
$60
(nurseries) $350 for
nurseries
The first
eight were TBD, $50- Annual
See annual $15,000 $250 (plus TBD, $250-
Maine: TBD, $250- Identical to
fees listed to New ones: dispensaries 350 added fee N/A
Medical $1000 the initial
the right. $5,000 to are allowed for extraction
to cultivate) fees
$12,000
(TBD)
$1,250-
Cultivator: $12,500
$100-600 (Based on
Cooperative: canopy size
Same, but also and indoor vs.
Annual
$100 or $200 outdoor)
Mass.: $5,000
fee for added $5,000 $5,000 N/A
Adult Use Same as
location Craft
initial
cooperatives:
All others licensing fee
added $625
$300 or $1,250 fee
for additional
location

Stage 1: $1,500
N/A N/A Annual
Mass.: $50,000 (vertically (vertically N/A N/A
Medical Stage 2: $50,000
integrated) integrated)
$30,000





State and Application Retail Product Testing
Cultivator Distributor Renewal
Program Fees Store Manufacturer Lab
To be
determined
by the
Michigan: Department
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Adult Use of Licensing
and
Regulatory
Affairs

Annual
$10,000- $10,000- $10,000- $10,000-
$57,000 $57,000 $57,000 $57,000 $10,000-
Michigan: (dependent (dependent (dependent on (dependent $57,000
$6,000 N/A
Medical on cost of on cost of cost of on cost of (dependent
regulatory regulatory regulatory regulatory on cost of
assessment) assessment) assessment) assessment) regulatory
assessment)


Annual
Store: $6,600
Cultivator:
$10,000
Nevada: $20,000 Manufacturer:
$5,000 $30,000 $10,000 $15,000 $15,000
Adult Use $3,300
Distributor:
$5,000
Lab: $5,000









State and Application Retail Product Testing
Cultivator Distributor Renewal
Program Fees Store Manufacturer Lab

Annual
Dispensary:
$5,000
Cultivator:
Nevada: $1,000
$5,000 $30,000 $3,000 $3,000 $5,000 N/A
Medical
Manufacturer:
$1,000
Testing:
$3,000


Micro Tier
1: $1,000
Micro Tier Annual
Oregon: 2: $2,000 Same as
$250 $4,750 $4,750 $4,750 N/A
Adult Use licensing fee
Tier 1:
$3,750
Tier 2:
$5,750

$500 (for $200 per
Oregon: dispensaries $3,500 patient Annual
$3,500 N/A N/A
Medical and (small-

processors) scale)
Annual
$250
Producer,
(cultivator,
Processor,
processor,
Retail: $1480
Washington: retailer, $1,480 Application
$1,480 $1,480 $8,939
Adult Use transport) fee only Labs, years 2
and 3: $6,192
$2,747
Labs,
(testing labs)
subsequent
years: $1,667

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