A $10,000 license fee for medical marijuana dispensaries in town and a $5,000 license fee for cultivation, testing or manufacturing facilities will go into effect in 2022.
The Aberdeen City Council gave final approval to those and other fees for 2022 at Monday’s meeting, adopting an amendment that reduced the proposed fee for dispensaries from $15,000 to $10,000.
The lower fee was proposed by Councilman Clint Rux, who noted the $5,000 fee approved by Brown County as one reason for a reduction. In comparison to the county’s fee, a $15,000 dispensary license seemed exorbitant, he said.
While the fees are refundable if the licensing process is unsuccessful, a $500 application fee, which is also required, is not.
The annual renewal fee for all four licenses is $5,000.