Let’s look at the other states that chose the limited, “privileged” license model.
Illinois, Florida, New York, Ohio, New Jersey, Nevada and several other states have followed this path.
The initial application process defines the market and the players.
The result has been “Big Weed” and the birth of the multistate operator, or MSO.
Since getting and maintaining a license is a separate skill from successfully running a cannabis company, many of the operators in these markets have figured out only part of the marijuana business.