Mississippians wanting to grow or process medical marijuana will have a variety of licensing options available to them, according to the draft of the medical marijuana bill that lawmakers have agreed to pass. The draft, which was obtained by the Daily Journal, lists a tiered licensing structure for medical cannabis growing facilities that can be as small as a “micro cultivation” facility at 2,000 feet and as large as a 100,000 square foot facility. Each tier of the licensing structure contains its own registration and licensing fees that the applicant will have to put up to legally grow the product. Licensing fees were a major topic of discussion this past summer when lawmakers convened three hearings to discuss medical marijuana legislation. Legislators expressed a desire for striking a balance that would not unduly deter state residents from entering into the market while also adequately taxing the products.
Taylor Vance, Daily Journal, 09/23/2021 21:00:00