The cultivation licenses were awarded to:
The process was halted for over a year due to a lawsuit by applicants whose applications were rejected due to a file format issue.
It could take months for such operations to open their doors after trying to find a location, building out and waiting for cannabis plants to grow.
“It’s going to take at least six months to make our initial rules and regulations, and then only at that point, will they start soliciting adult use licenses. And then it will take another 90 days for those licenses to get considered. And only then can they start the process of opening up,” McQueeny said.
Medical patients could grow up to 10 plants. Ken Wolski, executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana, has been pushing for this to open up access to more than 100,000 patients who only have 14 alternative treatment centers to choose from.
As CBS2’s Meg Baker reports, St. Sen. Vin Gopal sponsored a bill to allow anyone 21 and older to grow up to six marijuana plants at home.
Gopal says it would be up to local municipalities whether or not to allow dispensaries or growers.
There is a question of safety.