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Existing Opportunities
//application opportunity
Upcoming Program
//likely to pass a new program
Existing Program
//medical and/or adult-use program
Limited Program
//allows CBD only, expansion likely
Dry State
//no cannabis programs

    States with Upcoming/Current Application Opportunities:

    States with upcoming or current application opportunities to obtain a marijuana business license. Please click on states below for more information on individual marijuana state laws.

  • South Dakota Marijuana Business Licenses // In South Dakota, individuals 21+ may possess and use marijuana, and registered patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • Alabama Marijuana Business Licenses // In Alabama, qualified patients may obtain access to medical cannabis. State licensed businesses may cultivate, process, dispense, and/or transport medical cannabis.
  • Alaska Marijuana Business Licenses // In Alaska, individuals age 21+ may be in possession of Marijuana, and state licensed businesses may cultivate, manufacture and sell Marijuana.
  • Arkansas Marijuana Business Licenses // In Arkansas, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • California Marijuana Business Licenses // In California, individuals age 21+ may be in possession of Marijuana, and state licensed businesses may cultivate, manufacture, distribute and sell Marijuana.
  • Colorado Marijuana Business Licenses // In Colorado, individuals age 21+ may be in possession of marijuana, and state licensed businesses may cultivate, manufacture and sell marijuana.
  • Maine Marijuana Business Licenses // In Maine, all individuals may be in possession of Marijuana. Qualified patients may access medical marijuana through the state's existing licensed businesses. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • Massachusetts Marijuana Business Licenses // In Massachusetts, individuals age 21+ may possess up to an ounce of marijuana, keep up to 10 ounces of marijuana at home and grow up to six plants. State licensed businesses may cultivate, manufacture, distribute and sell Marijuana.
  • Michigan Marijuana Business Licenses // In Michigan, individuals 21 years and older may possess and use marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • Montana Marijuana Business Licenses // In Montana, adults 21+ may possess and use marijuana, and registered patients may possess and use marijuana. State licensed providers and marijuana-infused product providers may produce and dispense marijuana and marijuana-infused products to registered cardholders.
  • Virginia Marijuana Business Licenses // In Virginia, qualified patients may possess and use medical cannabis products. State licensed pharmaceutical processors may cultivate, process, and dispense medical cannabis. Adult-use legalization is awaiting a signature from the governor.
  • New Jersey Marijuana Business Licenses // In New Jersey, individuals 21+ may possess and use marijuana, and registered patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • New Mexico Marijuana Business Licenses // In New Mexico, all individuals 21 years and older may possess, consume, and purchase marijuana. All individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • New York Marijuana Business Licenses // In New York, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • Ohio Marijuana Business Licenses // In Ohio, qualified patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licenced businesses may dispense, cultivate, lab test and process marijuana.
  • Oklahoma Marijuana Business Licenses // In Oklahoma, qualified patients may possess and consume medical marijuana. State-licensed businesses may grow, process, test, dispense, and/or transport medical marijuana.
  • Oregon Marijuana Business Licenses // In Oregon, individuals age 21+ may be in possession of Marijuana, and state licensed businesses may cultivate, manufacture, distribution and sell Marijuana.
  • Connecticut Marijuana Business Licenses // In Connecticut, all individuals 21 years and older may purchase, possess, and consume marijuana beginning July 1, 2021. All qualified patients with a legal prescription may be in possession of marijuana, and state licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • Utah Marijuana Business Licenses // In Utah, registered qualified patients can possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed entities may cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana.
  • Vermont Marijuana Business Licenses // In Vermont, all individuals 21 years of age or older may possess and use marijuana. Home cultivation is allowed as there is not yet a system to regulate retail production and sale of marijuana. Vermont also has a medical marijuana program for qualifying patients.
  • Washington Marijuana Business Licenses // In Washington, individuals age 21+ may be in possession of Marijuana, and state licensed businesses may cultivate, process and dispense marijuana.

    Pending States:

    States with pending legislation that would allow for business licensing opportunities. Please click on states below for more information on individual marijuana state laws.

  • Florida Marijuana Business Licenses // In Florida, qualified registered medical marijuana patients may be in possession of marijuana, and state licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.

    States with Existing Medical/Adult-Use Programs but No Application Opportunity:

    States with existing programs that are NOT currently accepting applications for marijuana business licenses. Please click on states below for more information on individual marijuana state laws.

  • Iowa Marijuana Business Licenses // In Iowa, qualified patients may use, possess, and access low-THC cannabis oil. Production, delivery, transportation, and dispensing of cannabidiol is allowed by authorized license holders.
  • Arizona Marijuana Business Licenses // In Arizona, individuals 21+ may possess and use marijuana, and registered patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • Delaware Marijuana Business Licenses // In Delaware, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • Georgia Marijuana Business Licenses // In Georgia, CBD oil derived from Hemp is legal for all individuals to possess, but low-THC oil derived from Marijuana is only legal for medically qualified individuals to possess. State licensed companies may cultivate, process, or dispense low-THC oil to patients.
  • Hawaii Marijuana Business Licenses // In Hawaii, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • Illinois Marijuana Business Licenses // In Illinois, all adults 21 years of age and older may possess and use marijuana. All individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • Rhode Island Marijuana Business Licenses // In Rhode Island, qualifying patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • Louisiana Marijuana Business Licenses // In Louisiana, individuals with a legal recommendation from their doctor may be in possession of medical marijuana, and state licensed pharmacies may dispense medical marijuana.
  • Maryland Marijuana Business Licenses // In Maryland, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • Minnesota Marijuana Business Licenses // In Minnesota, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • Missouri Marijuana Business Licenses // In Missouri, qualifying patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process and dispense marijuana
  • Nevada Marijuana Business Licenses // In Nevada, individuals age 21+ may be in possession of Marijuana, and state licensed businesses may cultivate, manufacture, distribute and sell Marijuana.
  • New Hampshire Marijuana Business Licenses // In New Hampshire, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
  • North Dakota Marijuana Business Licenses // In North Dakota, qualified individuals may use medical marijuana and licenced businesses may cultivate and dispense medical marijuana. It is illegal for other individuals or businesses to consume, dispense or cultivate marijuana.
  • Texas Marijuana Business Licenses // In Texas, only medically qualified individuals may possess or use CBD oil. State licensed businesses are allowed to dispense, cultivate and process low THC marijuana.
  • Washington DC Marijuana Business Licenses // In Washington DC, all individuals ages 21 years and older may possess and use marijuana. Qualified patients may possess, use, and access medical marijuana. State-licensed organizations may grow, process, and dispense marijuana for medical purposes only.
  • West Virginia Marijuana Business Licenses // In West Virginia, qualified registered medical marijuana patients may be in possession of marijuana, and state licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense marijuana.
  • Pennsylvania Marijuana Business Licenses // In Pennsylvania, qualified patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.

    CBD-Only States:

    States with laws allowing qualifying patients to possess and use CBD oil derived from marijuana, but no legal dispensing system for patients to access the oil. Please click on states below for more information on individual marijuana state laws.

  • Wyoming Marijuana Business Licenses // In Wyoming, it is legal for medically qualified individuals to possess CBD oil, but there are no methods provided for obtaining CBD oil in Wyoming. All other use or possession of marijuana is illegal.
  • Kentucky Marijuana Business Licenses // In Kentucky, all individuals may possess and use CBD Hemp oil. Limited individuals with medical approval may possess CBD oil derived from marijuana.
  • Mississippi Marijuana Business Licenses // In Mississippi, qualifying patients may use and possess cannabidiol. The Mississippi Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ballot initiative to legalize a medical cannabis program in the state.
  • North Carolina Marijuana Business Licenses // In North Carolina, qualifying patients can possess and use CBD products. The state does not have or allow a regulated system for cultivation, production, or dispensing of the CBD products.
  • South Carolina Marijuana Business Licenses // In South Carolina, qualifying patients can possess and use CBD extracts. The law does not allow for home cultivation or a state-regulated dispensary system.
  • Tennessee Marijuana Business Licenses // In Tennessee, qualified patients may possess and use CBD extracts. The current law does not allow for a state-regulated dispensary system.
  • Wisconsin Marijuana Business Licenses // In Wisconsin, qualified patients may possess and use CBD extracts. State-permitted physicians and pharmacies may dipense CBD extracts to patients.

    Dry States:

    States without any marijuana programs or pending legislation.

  • Idaho Marijuana Business Licenses // In Idaho, all forms of marijuana are illegal to possess, use, cultivate or distribute for individuals and businesses.
  • Kansas Marijuana Business Licenses // In Kansas, all use or possession of marijuana is illegal. A new state law creates an affirmative defense for patients with debilitating medical conditions who are caught in possession of low-THC cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
  • Indiana Marijuana Business Licenses // In Indiana, it is legal for individuals to buy, possess, and sell CBD oil derived from Hemp. However, CBD oil derived from Cannabis is still illegal. All other use, possession, cultivation, or dispensing of Cannabis is illegal for individual or businesses.
  • Nebraska Marijuana Business Licenses // In Nebraska, it is currently illegal to possess, cultivate or dispense marijuana for any reason.