Some states allow license holders to apply for a single license that can be used for multiple activities, such as Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Dispensing. Others states require that a separate license be granted for each activity.

All states limit how many plants may be grown at a single location, so it is common to see license holders applying for multiple cultivation licenses for the same farm or location, this is called "license stacking". These stacked licenses create what appear to be duplicate records in the Cannabiz Media License Database.

You'll want to use the "stacked licenses" filter group to quickly locate the primary record on a set of licenses under the same location. Here's an example using Honeydew Farms LLC, who owns several licenses at the same location.

1. The "show primary" filter is auto selected upon every search.

2. If you want to view the full set of records under a group of stacked licenses, you'll want to choose the "show all" filter.

3. You can also utilize the "show regulator issued" filter to see a full count of the licenses that match your selected filters.

How do I determine a primary record from a secondary record?

We've indicated using the icon of stacked files next to the record.. The primary being a green icon with a solid top layer, the secondary being red with a solid middle layer instead.

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