Small business was involved in the development of rule changes only in as much as making recommendations during
the workgroups to the Board and not specifically to the agency on specifics concerning the proposed rule changes.
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rules (independent of statutory impact)
28. Estimate the actual statewide compliance costs of the rule amendments on businesses or groups.
The MMFLA and MRTMA require the agency to promulgate rules that ensure the safety, security, and integrity of the
operation of marihuana businesses. The statutes also require licensees to comply with standards and requirements for
marihuana businesses. There are costs associated with the statutory requirements implemented through the proposed
rule changes. This is an existing program, so the actual costs are already in place. These rule changes will not
increase or decrease the compliance costs.
A. Identify the businesses or groups who will be directly affected by, bear the cost of, or directly benefit from the
The rule changes apply to applicants and licensees. There could be additional businesses or groups affected by, bear
the cost of, or directly benefit from the proposed rule changes. Examples may be CPAs, lab equipment companies,
surveillance equipment companies, third-party integrators, and point of sale companies.
B. What additional costs will be imposed on businesses and other groups as a result of these proposed rules (i.e.
new equipment, supplies, labor, accounting, or recordkeeping)? Please identify the types and number of businesses
and groups. Be sure to quantify how each entity will be affected.
No additional cost will be imposed on businesses or other groups. Only applicants and licensees are affected by the
proposed rule changes.
29. Estimate the actual statewide compliance costs of the proposed rules on individuals (regulated individuals or
the public). Include the costs of education, training, application fees, examination fees, license fees, new
equipment, supplies, labor, accounting, or recordkeeping.
The application fee in these rule changes is reduced from $6,000 to $3,000. The annual regulatory assessment is
determined by the agency on an annual basis and in rule.
The new proposed annual regulatory assessments for licensees under MRTMA is set as follows:
Class A Marihuana Grower: $1,200
Class B Marihuana Grower: $6,000
Class C Marihuana Grower: $24,000
Designated Consumption Establishment: $1,000
Marihuana Microbusiness: $8,300
Class A Marihuana Microbusiness: $8,600
Marihuana Processer: $24,000
Marihuana Retailer: $15,000
Marihuana Safety Compliance Facility: $15,000
Marihuana Secure Transporter: $15,000
The current annual regulatory assessments for licensees under MMFLA is set as follows:
State Operating License Type New License Top Tier Renewal Middle Tier Renewal Bottom Tier Renewal Grower
Class A $7,000 $9,333 $7,000 $4,667
Grower Class B $14,000 $18,667 $14,000 $9,333
Grower Class C $21,000 $28,000 $21,000 $14,000 Processor $21,000 $28,000 $21,000 $14,000 Provisioning Center
$13,125 $17,500 $13,125 $8,750
Secure Transporter $13,125 $17,500 $13,125 $8,750
Safety Compliance Facility No fee No fee No fee No fee
A. How many and what category of individuals will be affected by the rules?
The rule changes reduce the application fee for applicants moving forward, and reduce the annual regulatory
assessments due from licensees under the MRTMA.
B. What qualitative and quantitative impact do the proposed changes in rules have on these individuals?