Update on 10-9-19: The Texas DPS announced: "The Department's Compassionate Use Program is not accepting applications at this time." We will monitor the situation.
Applications were released yesterday for Dispensing Organization Licenses through the state’s Compassionate Use Program. The Texas Department of Public Safety will be accepting applications through November 1, 2019.
You’ve been planning your cannabis application for months. Now it’s time to start writing!
The application is broken into 4 mandatory unscored sections and 6 scored sections.
Scored sections are:
According to the state, applicants will be ranked and the number of awards given will be based on the department’s assessment of overall applicant capabilities and resources.
The thoroughness and quality of these sections could allow you to start your business – or prevent you from opening at all if you’re unprepared.
Not sure what to do or unsure on where to start? Hire an expert consultant with experience in the cannabis industry!
Sapphire Risk Advisory Group has written over 200 city/state applications for dispensaries and cultivation facilities in 24 states, including Illinois in the last round. Our professionally written security sections have received an average score of 96%. Additionally, we have managed the build outs of over 50 successful cannabis businesses and trained several staffs on security awareness and protocols.
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For the Texas application, we are prepared to write Exhibit F. This section is worth 20% of your total score and outlines security procedures for cannabis, the facility, and its employees. Included in this section are security floor plans and written procedures for diversion prevention and waste disposal. A page limit for the security plan has not been announced yet, but in 2017 our security plans ranged from 50-60 pages and scored excellently.
Our experience and expertise is also applicable for some security adjacent sections and services. For the Texas application we are equipped to assist with Exhibit E. This section describes properties, safety procedures, and staffing.
You don’t have to do it alone – we can help! Connect with us today for a free consultation and let us help you succeed in the cannabis industry.