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  • Equity Joint Venture

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    An Equity Joint Venture is a business entity, partnering with a licensed medical marijuana producer or medical marijuana dispensary facility, that is at least 50% owned and controlled by an individual or individuals, or the applicant is an individual, who meet certain requirements.

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  • What is cannabis and marijuana?

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    The terms “marijuana” and “cannabis” are used interchangeably. Unless otherwise noted, on this website the term “cannabis” means cannabis in any form and stage of growth and includes all products made with marijuana.

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  • Backer

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    A Backer is an individual with a financial interest in a cannabis establishment, and either (1) owns 5 percent or more of the cannabis establishment, in the aggregate with a spouse, parent and child, or (2) participates directly or indirectly in the control, management or operation of the cannabis establishment.

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  • Key Employee

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    A key employee is someone with a management position or equivalent title within a cannabis establishment.

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  • Employee

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    An employee is anyone that is a member of the board of a company with an ownership interest in a cannabis establishment and anyone who is directly employed by a cannabis business or who has access to the business and its products.

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  • Transporter

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    A licensed transporter may deliver cannabis and cannabis products from between cannabis establishments.

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  • Retailer

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    Retailers are licensed to purchase cannabis from producers, cultivators, micro-cultivators, product manufacturers and food and beverage manufacturers and to sell cannabis to consumers and research programs.

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  • Product Packager

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    A licensed product packager shall be responsible for ensuring that cannabis products are labeled and packaged in compliance with all state laws, regulations and policies.

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  • Product Manufacturer

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    A licensed product manufacturer may perform cannabis extractions, chemical synthesis and all other manufacturing activities. A product manufacturer may sell, transfer or transport its own products to a cannabis establishment, laboratory or research program, provided such transportation is performed by utilizing its own employees or a transporter. A product manufacturer may not deliver any cannabis to a consumer, qualifying patient or caregiver directly or through a delivery service.

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  • Micro-cultivator

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    Micro-Cultivators are licensed to engage in the cultivation, growing and propagation of the cannabis plant at an establishment that is between 2,000 square feet and 10,000 square feet of grow space, prior to any expansion authorized by the Department of Consumer Protection commissioner. Once licensed, the micro-cultivator may expand up to 25,000 square feet or convert to a cultivator if they expand to more than 25,000 square feet of grow space.

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  • Hybrid Retailer

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    A licensed hybrid retailer may sell cannabis and cannabis products to adult consumers over 21 years of age as well as medical marijuana products to qualifying patients and caregivers.

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  • Food and Beverage Manufacturer

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    A licensed food and beverage manufacturer may incorporate cannabis into foods or beverages as an ingredient. Licensed food and beverage manufacturers may not sell directly to consumers or qualifying patients or caregivers, and may only sell, transfer or transport its own products to licensed cannabis establishments, laboratories or research programs.

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  • Delivery Service

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    A licensed delivery service may deliver cannabis and cannabis products from certain cannabis establishments to consumers or qualifying patients and caregivers.

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  • Cultivator

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    A licensed cultivator may cultivate, grow and propagate cannabis at an establishment containing not less than 15,000 square feet of grow space.

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  • Social Equity Partner

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    The definition of a social equity partner.

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