Massachusetts Marijuana Bond
What is a Massachusetts Marijuana Bond?
It is a surety bond that is required of all Marijuana Establishment applicants within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, regardless of the type of marijuana establishment license.
The Massachusetts Marijuana Bond – as mandated by the 935 CMR 500.105(P) – will serve as financial guarantee to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission that the Marijuana Establishment applicant have enough funds to dismantle and wind down a Marijuana Establishment.
As a surety bond, the Massachusetts Marijuana Bond will be an agreement between these three parties:
- Principal – Marijuana Establishment applicant
- Obligee – Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s (CCC) — Marijuana Regulation Fund
- Surety – Surety Bond Authority
The Surety will financially compensate the Obligee up to the maximum face value of the bond if the Principal fails to fulfill his or her obligations stated in the bond.
How much is a Massachusetts Marijuana Bond?
According to 935 CMR 500.105(P), the bond amount should be equal to the Marijuana Establishment applicant’s license fee.
|LICENSE TYPES||ANNUAL LICENSE FEE|
|Tier 1: up to 5,000 square feet||$1,250 (I)/$625 (O)|
|Tier 2: 5,001 to 10,000 sq. ft.||$2,500 (I)/$1,250 (O)|
|Tier 3: 10,001 to 20,000 sq. ft.||$5,000 (I)/$2,500 (O)|
|Tier 4: 20,001 to 30,000 sq. ft.||$7,500 (I)/$3,750 (O)|
|Tier 5: 30,001 to 40,000 sq. ft.||$10,000 (I)/$5,000 (O)|
|Tier 6: 40,001 to 50,000 sq. ft.||$12,500 (I)/$6,250 (O)|
|Tier 7: 50,001 to 60,000 sq. ft.||$15,000 (I)/$7,500 (O)|
|Tier 8: 60,001 to 70,000 sq. ft.||$17,500 (I)/$8,750 (O)|
|Tier 9: 70,001 to 80,000 sq. ft.||$20,000 (I)/$10,000 (O)|
|Tier 10: 80,001 to 90,000 sq. ft.||$22,500 (I)/$11,250 (O)|
|Tier 11: 90,001 to 100,000 sq. ft.||$25,000 (I)/$12,500 (O)|
|Craft Marijuana Cooperative||Total fees for its canopy. Add $1,250(I)/$625(O) per additional location after the 6th location|
|Microbusiness||50% of all applicable fees|
|Independent Testing Laboratory||$5,000|
|Retail (brick and mortar)||$5,000|
|Existing Licensee Transporter||$5,000|
The Marijuana Establishment license applicant will pay a percentage of the bond amount to the Surety. This is called the bond premium. If the Marijuana Establishment license applicant has an excellent credit score, the bond premium can be as low as 1% of the bond amount.
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Can a person get a Massachusetts Marijuana Bond even if he or she has a bad credit?
Yes! Unlike other sureties, we will find the best solution for our clients regardless of the credit challenges that they are currently facing. However, because of the higher risk, the Principal may be required to put up a higher bond premium.
Who is required to get a Massachusetts Marijuana Bond?
All Marijuana Establishment license applicants. These applicants may be one person, two persons, or a group of individuals.
These are the persons who have direct or indirect authority over the management, policies, security operations, or cultivation operations of the Marijuana Establishment such as the following:
- Close associates of the applicant
- Persons or entities contributing 10% or more of the initial capital to operate the Marijuana Establishment which includes the capital in the form of land or buildings
How can I get a Massachusetts Marijuana Bond?
Here’s a step-by-step bonding process that we have made easier so that you can get your surety bond in no time:
STEP 1: BOND APPLICATION
You must first apply for this type of surety bond. If you are ready to do this now, you may APPLY HERE!
Our expert surety bond agent will guide you through the entire process – from the time you have applied until the bond is issued to you.
STEP 2: ASSESSMENT
Next, you will be asked to submit a few important information that our underwriter will need to assess the following:
- Your job or business history
- Your credit score
- Your financial strength
To avoid any delays, make sure that you have gathered the right information needed prior to submitting.
STEP 3: BOND ISSUANCE
Once the underwriting process is done, we will immediately issue your bond and send it to you right away!
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