US (MT): Billings city council debating cannabis license fee

A business license from Billings to set up a cannabis cultivation or manufacturing operation in town could cost close to $4,000 under a proposal being weighed by the city council.

Adult-use cannabis and the businesses associated with it go live statewide on January 1st. Billings voters last month rejected allowing adult-use cannabis storefronts to operate within city limits, but medical cannabis dispensaries and businesses that focus on cultivation, manufacturing, testing, storing, and transporting adult-use cannabis will be legal.

Council members now are working to figure out how much the city should charge these groups to obtain a business license. City staff proposed as much as $4,750 for a specific license. “This is about trying to recoup our costs,” said city administrator Chris Kukulsk 

Council will vote on a final business license fee proposal at its December 20th meeting.

Read the complete article at kpvi.com.


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