The Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday wrapped up its review of priority applicants for recreational marijuana businesses.
The commission put registered medical dispensaries (RMDs) with operational and provisional certificates granted by the Department of Public Health, as well as so-called economic empowerment applicants, at the head of the line for the coveted industry licenses. In all, the commission received 320 applications for priority status.
Of those, 205 were approved and 115 were denied.
Those who were denied by the commission often missed the April 16 deadline, or failed to meet the requirements for consideration.
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