§ 6. Power and duties of department.

    The department shall have the exclusive power, except as otherwise provided in § 10, to license and regulate the cultivation, manufacture, testing, transport, delivery, and sale of marijuana in the state and to administer and enforce this article. The department shall accept applications for and issue, in addition to any other types of licenses the department deems necessary:

(1)    Licenses permitting commercial cultivators and manufacturers of marijuana to cultivate, process, manufacture, transport, and sell marijuana to marijuana wholesalers;

(2)    Licenses permitting independent marijuana testing facilities to analyze and certify the safety and potency of marijuana;

(3)    Licenses permitting marijuana wholesalers to package, process, and prepare marijuana for transport and sale to retail sales outlets; and

(4)    Licenses permitting retail sales outlets to sell and deliver marijuana to consumers.

History: Proposed by initiated amendment (Constitutional Amendment A), approved Nov. 3, 2020, eff. Jul. 1, 2021.