recommends that applicants wait until they receive a registry card before engaging in the medical use of marihuana.
Before an applicants Pre-Qualification (step one) materials can be reviewed and processed by BMMR, the $6,000 application fee must be paid, either in-person or online.
While an application is being processed, a BMMR representative will be assigned to each applicant and will stay in communication throughout the process.
After License Qualification (step two) is completed, BMMR will present the completed application to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (MMLB).
The MMFLA requires BMMR to collect two separate fees: the medical marihuana facility license application fee and a regulatory assessment fee.
The Municipality Fee is a local-level fee up to $5,000 which is not determined nor collected by BMMR; it is in addition to the state-level fees collected by BMMR.
After dozens of hours of public comments, discussions with more than one hundred workgroup members, and numerous letters and emails, it is clear that BMMR and the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board must enact measures that help protect medical marihuana patients and ensure they have continued access to their medicine, said BMMR Director Andrew Brisbo.Through emergency rules, the Bureau and Board will not consider a medical marihuana facilitys prior operation as an impediment to licensure as long as the applicant documents approval from their municipality in their application.
BMMR also announced the following clarification: Proposed medical marihuana facilities that continue to operate with local approval are not guaranteed a state operating license.