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Marijuana License Applications and Renewals

Concerning procedures for the issuance of marijuana licenses, and, in connection therewith, clarifying that the state licensing authority may refund licensing fees when an application is denied and allowing applicants the opportunity to renew a state license while local jurisdiction approval is pending.
2023 Regular Session
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Local Government
State Government
Bill Summary

A person applying for a marijuana license is required to pay both an application fee and a licensing fee. The bill clarifies that the state licensing authority may issue a refund of a licensing fee if the marijuana license application is denied. but that the respective licensing authorities are to retain the application fees. The state licensing authority must retain the applicant's application fee, but a local licensing authority can choose to retain or refund an applicant's application fee.

Current law requires a marijuana license applicant to obtain both a state license and local jurisdiction approval, and the state license is conditioned on local jurisdiction approval. The bill provides an applicant the opportunity to renew, for up to one year, a state license that would otherwise expire because of failure to receive local jurisdiction approval if the applicant demonstrates good cause at the discretion of the state licensing authority .

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. N. Hinrichsen, Sen. K. Van Winkle
Rep. W. Lindstedt, Rep. R. Weinberg



Sen. J. Gonzales
Rep. M. Snyder, Rep. A. Valdez

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