Do I need to set up a business before applying for a cannabis establishment license?

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No. Formal proof of business creation, such as registration with the State, is not required for the lottery application, and will only be required of applicants that are selected in the lottery and progress to the additional stages of licensure.


To apply for a cannabis establishment license, you must create a business account in eLicense. The eLicense business account that you create should be for the business that is applying for the lottery because the right to apply for a provisional license is nontransferable. 


All individuals that are identified as backers associated with your cannabis establishment application must also complete a backer application before the close of the application window to ensure they are considered as part of the application.


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