Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee Eligibility Criteria

An Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee is a Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility Licensee, Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturer Licensee, or a Retail Marijuana Store Licensee who has been endorsed to host and offer support to a Social Equity Licensee pursuant to the requirements of the accelerator program.  To participate, you must submit a Marijuana Accelerator Endorsement Application, there is no application fee associated with submission of this application. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • In the previous two years, the Applicant has not been subject to a license revocation or active suspension issued by the State Licensing Authority or any Local Licensing Authority or Local Jurisdiction in which it operated; 
  • The Applicant has not previously owned a Regulated Marijuana Business that was subject to a license revocation; and
  • Information demonstrating the Applicant operated its license for at least two years prior to the date of application, or if the Applicant is unable to demonstrate operations for a period of at least two years it must satisfy at least one of the following:
    • The Applicant possesses a valid commercial marijuana license issued in another state and has operated such license for the preceding two years.

    • For the preceding two years the Applicant has participated in an accelerator, incubator, or social equity program that may, but is not required to be, associated with the commercial marijuana industry. 

    • The Applicant has at least two years of regulated cannabis industry experience at the managerial or executive level.

    • The Applicant has at least two years of business experience in a highly regulated industry other than the marijuana industry.