Marijuana Business License

The Windham Town Council adopted Chapter 160 - Marijuana Business Licensing on May 26, 2020.  The ordinance takes effect June 26, 2020, which is also when the Town will begin accepting applications.  

Marijuana Business License Application 

Background Check Authorization Form


Your Questions Answered


When will Marijuana Business license applications be available?

The application will be posted prior to June 26th as soon as staff has finalized and simplified the draft reviewed by Council.

When will the Town of Windham begin accepting applications for Marijuana Business licenses?

The date is Friday June 26th, 2020

What will be the timeline approval for Adult Use and Medical Retail?

The ordinance indicates 60 days after June 26th (which is August 25th) the applications will be forwarded to the Council.  A special meeting will be established during the week of the 7th or 14th of September to address these applications.  

The application deadline is July 27th.  It is the burden of the applicant to submit a complete application.  

On June 9, Council will extend the grace period for existing medical retail stores from 60 days to 90 days .    This extension will allow time in September for the Council to review and award the licenses, as outlined above.

When will applications for manufacturing, testing, cultivation and caregivers be processed?

The Council will consider applications for these types of businesses at the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held at least 6 days after the application – with all appropriate documentation and fee – has been received by the Clerk’s office. 

When will Council announce the award of Adult Use marijuana licenses?

Tentatively, the announcement of the licenses will be in September.

When can a Marijuana Business begin operating?

Once it is in possession of a Town license, all land use approvals, change of use permits and any state license needed.

What are the criteria for scoring the applications?

Criteria for scoring applications are in the ordinance.

What information is necessary in the application?

The applicant must provide complete and truthful answers to all questions in the application, as well as supporting documentation and information to address each approval standard, as well as the scoring criteria set forth in the ordinance. 

Should the submission be hand-written or typed?

We recommend typed submissions for clarity and ease of reading.

How many copies need to be submitted for the licenses?

The ordinance requires that two paper copies and one electronic copy be submitted.  Please provide the electronic copy on a USB drive, or make arrangements to email the Town Clerk.

The ordinance requires that applications be submitted in an organized fashion.  We recommend use of a table of contents, and to include materials in the order in which they are requested by the application and ordinance.