Nevada has officially started the application process for medical marijuana businesses.
The state began accepting applications for cultivation, processing, testing and dispensary licenses on Tuesday. Entrepreneurs have until Aug. 18 to submit applications for state approval.
Officials expect to process up to 500 applications.
According to the Nevada health department’s website, four applications have been submitted so far.
At the state level, three teams of five reviewers each will rank applications on specific criteria including security, financial operations and the experience of the applicant. Each application will receive a score.
The full list of ranked applications will be posted online in early November.