Under the measure, adults would be allowed to cultivate up to 10 plants in their homes for a $50 annual fee and all grows in the state would be capped at 150,000 square feet – an attempt to keep large, corporate, growers from monopolizing the industry. Micro-grow permits – up to 150 plants – would cost $250 annually, compared to $10,000 for large-scale grows, along with a $100,000 application fee.
Bring-Your-Own-Cannabis social-use clubs are permitted under the legislation and could be attached to dispensaries. Those permits carry a $1,000 fee. Delivery service permits ($50) would allow cannabis home delivery by dispensary employees or independent contractors.
The criminal justice reforms in the bill are sweeping: all criminal convictions for what is legal under the law would be expunged, all those incarcerated would receive a commutation, all supervision – probation and parole – for those offenders would cease, and all pending criminal charges would be dismissed. The measure also includes $2 million in interest-free loans for low-income citizens with prior cannabis-related convictions who want to enter the space.
Taxes on cannabis products would be capped at 17.5 percent.