Licenses are issued for a period of 12 months.
Setting up a licensed grow operation or a retail dispensary is capital intensive.
Compliance is based on the requirements listed in the bill.
Felony records for certain things are disqualifying issues. Have to be a resident for 2 years I believe. Other than that you have to be approved by whoever will approve the applications. This process could be a massive bottleneck like it has in other states. Nowhere near enough people to do the work required to see if people are eligible. This will set back opening dates of farms and dispensaries. All of the board has to be listed, grow and sell sites listed on applications. Once all of these things are accomplished, why redo it every year? Will units have to shut down because there is a bottle neck in application renewal applications?
Potential for abuse lies in the fact it's up to the discretion of a few to renew licenses. No mention of automatic renewal for those that have passed inspection and keep things paid and up to date. This opens the door for political contributions to sway decision making on the regulatory board. It would appear that the government could arbitrarily refuse to renew a license for someone in compliance. There is great potential for abuse.