Interested individuals that are considering setting up a cannabis business are encouraged to apply for licenses. However, the licensing period for most of the states that have legalized it opens later this year and this implies that the applicants still have enough time to get their respective documents ready and submit them to the appropriate authorities for review. In addition, cannabis cultivation permits are highly demanded and there has been an increased competition among the interested individuals to acquire the licenses due to the fact the cultivation sector is very lucrative and profitable.Furthermore, each state will have to decide on who and who should be given the cannabis cultivation permits and also who should not be granted. Each of these states that have legalized the use of cannabis will have to make their own assessments on who should be granted the permits. But the number of permits to be granted is limited which makes the competition really tough. There are some specific criteria that are usually followed by these states when granting permits and licenses. The applicants must be able to show that their proposed establishments will comply with the local zoning laws. Lastly, the applicants must have a clean record in terms of criminal activities.