Finding out what any particular state is charging prospective cannabis growers to get into the business can be daunting at times. Some states make their fees easy to find and easy to digest. Others can take some time digging through page after page on various websites.
Note, too, that some states are not always accepting any new marijuana cultivation business license applications. Those windows of availability open and close at different times in each state.
With that, here are the cultivation business application and licensing fees for the 33 states that allow medical cannabis and, in some cases, adult-use cannabis businesses. We will update this post as fee structures change in U.S. state-regulated markets; let us know what additional application and licensing information you’d like to see on this post.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015. It was last updated in February 2021.
New application fee: $1,000
Standard cultivation facility license: $5,000 (Renewal: $7,000)
Limited cultivation facility license (500 square feet or less): $1,000 (Renewal: $1,400)
Product manufacturing facility license: $1,000
Concentrate manufacturing facility license: $1,000
Application fee: $5,000 ($1,000 of which is refundable if unsuccessful in the application process)
Initial registration fee: $5,000
Annual registration renewal fee: $1,000
In Arizona, medical marijuana nonprofit dispensary licensees are permitted to grow marijuana. The fee for medical marijuana nonprofit dispensary licensees to move into the new adult-use market is $25,000.
Annual cultivation license fee: $100,000
Performance bond: $500,000
Annual license application fees:
Specialty Cottage Outdoor $135
Specialty Cottage Indoor $205
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 $340
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 $580
Specialty Outdoor $270
Specialty Indoor $2,170
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 $655
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 $1,125
Small Outdoor $535
Small Indoor $3,935
Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 $1,310
Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 $2,250
Medium Outdoor $1,555
Medium Indoor $8,655
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 $2,885
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 $4,945
Annual license fees:
Specialty Cottage Outdoor $1,205
Specialty Cottage Indoor $1,830
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 $3,035
Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 $5,200
Specialty Outdoor $2,410
Specialty Indoor $19,540
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 $5,900
Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 $10,120
Small Outdoor $4,820
Small Indoor $35,410
Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 $11,800
Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 $20,235
Medium Outdoor $13,990
Medium Indoor $77,905
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 $25,970
Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 $44,517
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New application fee: $4,000
New application for converting medical cultivation facility to adult-use: $1,750
Annual renewal fee (1,801 to 3,600 plants): $1,100
Annual renewal fee (3,601 to 6,000 plants): $1,800
Annual renewal fee (6,001 to 10,200 plants): $3,300
Annual renewal fee (10,201 to 13,800 plants): $5,300
Initial application fee: $25,000
Cultivation license registration fee: $75,000
Annual cultivation license renewal fee: $75,000
Application fee: $5,000
Certification fee: $40,000 (paid every two years)
Application fee: $60,830
In Florida, medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) are authorized to cultivate, process, transport and dispense medical marijuana. A “supplemental licensing fee” of $174,844 was rescinded in 2018.
Application fee: $5,000
Annual licensing fee: $75,000
In Hawaii, medical marijuana dispensary licensees are permitted to grow, process, transport and dispense marijuana. The state does not offer a cultivation license.
For early approval adult-use: Non-refundable permit