What are the capitalization requirements?

Applicants will be required to demonstrate capitalization amounts to operate and maintain the proposed marijuana facility as follows:

(a) Grower: Class A - $150,000

(b) Grower: Class B - $300,000

(c) Grower: Class C - $500,000

(d) Processor: $300,000 (e) Provisioning Center: $300,000

(f)  Secure Transporter: $200,000

(g) Safety Compliance Facility: $200,000

The capitalization sources can be demonstrated as follows: 

  • At least 25% is in liquid assets. Liquid assets include assets easily convertible to cash. Examples of liquid assets may include, cash, marijuana inventory (in compliance with the administrative rules), CD’s, 401(k), stocks, and bonds.
  • Remaining capitalization may be evidenced in either additional liquid assets or non-liquid forms, for example equity in real property, supplies, equipment, and fixtures. 
  • Evidence must be provided proving that there is no lien or encumbrance on the asset provided as a source of capitalization.

Additionally, the capitalization amounts and sources must be validated by CPA-attested financial statements

Refer to Emergency Administrative rule 11 for additional information on capitalization.