The Cannabis Control Board has so far approved 12 responsible official applications for cannabis businesses, but only one is currently anticipated to come before the board next month, February 2023, for the next step in the process: the cannabis establishment license.
Businesses in the middle of the licensing process may be holding back as they wait for movement on the testing laboratory, according to discussions during a recent meeting of the CCB.
A responsible official is a statutory term for a licensed person who represents cannabis-related establishments. These individuals apply for responsible official identification cards, which are approved by the CCB. This is part of a six-step process to obtain a cannabis business license. After obtaining the responsible official identification card, the next step is to apply for a cannabis establishment license.
Before the meeting, the CCB had approved responsible official applications for four cultivation facilities, one manufacturing facility, five retail stores, and one testing facility. A 12th responsible official application was approved at the recent meeting.
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