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Subdivision 1.Application; contents.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, the provisions of this chapter relating to license applications, license selection criteria, general ownership disqualifications and requirements, and general operational requirements do not apply to hemp businesses.

(b) The office, by rule, shall establish forms and procedures for the processing of hemp licenses issued under this chapter. At a minimum, any application to obtain or renew a hemp license shall include the following information, if applicable:

(1) the name, address, and date of birth of the applicant;

(2) the address and legal property description of the business;

(3) proof of trade name registration;

(4) certification that the applicant will comply with the requirements of this chapter relating to the ownership and operation of a hemp business;

(5) identification of one or more controlling persons or managerial employees as agents who shall be responsible for dealing with the office on all matters; and

(6) a statement that the applicant agrees to respond to the office's supplemental requests for information.

(c) An applicant for a lower-potency hemp edible manufacturer license must submit an attestation signed by a bona fide labor organization stating that the applicant has entered into a labor peace agreement.

(d) An application on behalf of a corporation or association shall be signed by at least two officers or managing agents of that entity.

Subd. 2.Issuance; eligibility; prohibition on transfer.

(a) The office may issue a hemp license to an applicant who:

(1) is at least 21 years of age;

(2) has completed an application for licensure or application for renewal and has fully and truthfully complied with all information requests relating to license application and renewal;

(3) has paid the applicable application and license fees pursuant to section 342.11;

(4) is not employed by the office or any state agency with regulatory authority over this chapter; and

(5) does not hold any cannabis business license.

(b) Licenses must be renewed annually.

(c) Licenses may not be transferred.

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