Finding out what any particular state is charging potential cannabis growers to get into business can be daunting at times. Some states make their costs simple to find and simple to digest. Others can spend some time digging through page after page on various websites.
Note, too, that some states are not constantly accepting any brand-new cannabis growing business license applications. Those windows of schedule open and close at various times in each state.
With that, here are the growing service application and licensing charges for the 33 states that enable medical cannabis and, in many cases, adult-use cannabis organizations. We will upgrade this post as charge structures change in U.S. state-regulated markets; let us know what additional application and licensing information you ‘d like to see on this post.
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Editor’s note: This post was originally released in 2015. It was last upgraded in February 2021.
New application charge: $1,000
Standard growing facility license: $5,000 (Renewal: $7,000)
Limited growing center license (500 square feet or less): $1,000 (Renewal: $1,400)
Product manufacturing center license: $1,000
Concentrate production facility license: $1,000
Application fee: $5,000 ($1,000 of which is refundable if unsuccessful in the application process)
Initial registration cost: $5,000
Annual registration renewal fee: $1,000
In Arizona, medical cannabis nonprofit dispensary licensees are allowed to grow cannabis. The fee for medical cannabis not-for-profit dispensary licensees to move into the brand-new adult-use market is $25,000.
Annual cultivation license fee: $100,000
Performance bond: $500,000
Annual license application fees:
Specialty Cottage Outdoor $135
Specialty Cottage Indoor $205
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 $340
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 $580
Specialty Outdoor $270
Specialty Indoor $2,170
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 $655
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 $1,125
Small Outdoor $535
Small Indoor $3,935
Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 $1,310
Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 $2,250
Medium Outdoor $1,555
Medium Indoor $8,655
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 $2,885
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 $4,945
Annual license fees:
Specialty Cottage Outdoor $1,205
Specialty Cottage Indoor $1,830
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 $3,035
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 $5,200
Specialty Outdoor $2,410
Specialty Indoor $19,540
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 $5,900
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 $10,120
Small Outdoor $4,820
Small Indoor $35,410
Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 $11,800
Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 $20,235
Medium Outdoor $13,990
Medium Indoor $77,905
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 $25,970
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 $44,517
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New application cost: $4,000
New application for converting Medical Marijuana Doctors In My Area cultivation facility to adult-use: $1,750
Annual renewal cost (1,801 to 3,600 plants): $1,100
Annual renewal charge (3,601 to 6,000 plants): $1,800
Annual renewal charge (6,001 to 10,200 plants): $3,300
Annual renewal charge (10,201 to 13,800 plants): $5,300
Initial application cost: $25,000
Cultivation license registration cost: $75,000
Annual cultivation license renewal charge: $75,000
Certification charge: $40,000 (paid every two years)
Application fee: $60,830
In Florida, medical cannabis treatment centers (MMTCs) are licensed to cultivate, procedure, transportation and dispense medical cannabis. A «additional licensing charge» of $174,844 was rescinded in 2018.
Application fee: $5,000
Annual licensing cost: $75,000
In Hawaii, medical cannabis dispensary licensees are permitted to grow, procedure, transportation and dispense cannabis. The state does not offer a growing license.
For early approval adult-use: Non-refundable license charge: $100,000;
Cannabis company advancement fund fee: 5% of total sales in between July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019 or $500,000, whichever is less.
For new entrants to the marketplace: Craft growers have to pay a non-refundable application fee of $5,000 and a license cost of $40,000
No cultivation licensing procedure. Two cannabis business have actually successfully placed quotes for growing permits awarded to Southern University and Louisiana State University.
Application charge: $300 per client (caregiver design)
Annual growing license charge: $300 per patient
Application cost: $6,000
Annual growing license charge: $125,000
State license application fee: $6,000
Class A license fee (500 plants): $150,000
Class B license fee (1,000 plants): $300,000
Class C license cost (1,500 plants): $500,000
Processor license fee: $300,000
Application charge: $20,000
Minnesota requires vertical integration, and has thus far licensed two business.
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Cultivation license application charge: $10,000
Missouri started accepting medical cannabis company license applications in January 2019. Since early 2021, the state is no longer accepting applications.