CITY OF PORTLAND
Permitting and Inspections Department
Marijuana Manufacturing Business Application Process
The application must be complete in order to be accepted and processed.
What is needed to apply:
City application for marijuana business
Description of Manufacturing processes to be used, including extraction methods (§ 35-25)
Diagram of facility (§ 35-25). Floor plans including:
1. Location of processing equipment
2. Storage areas for marijuana, chemicals, solvents, etc.
3. Office areas
Operations plan (§ 35-25). Details to include:
1. Intake and inventory control
2. Transportation plans
3. Overview of policies and procedures
Quality Control Plan (§ 35-25). Detailing testing protocols and schedules to ensure product safety.
Chemical disclosure (§ 35-25). Details to include:
1. List of chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, and similar substances including their quantities
2. Safety Data Sheets for any products used in operation
Written certification by a qualified engineer (§ 35-25). Must include:
1. Qualifications of engineer
2. Statement that facility, equipment and operation meet all requirements of NFPA 1
3. Engineer’s signature and stamp
Written certification by a Maine certified master electrician (§ 35-25). Must include:
1. Qualifications of electrician
2. Statement that facility, equipment, and operation meet all electrical standards adopted by the
State of Maine and City of Portland.
3. Electrician’s signature
FSE License (§ 35-25, Ch. 11). If manufacturing food, must provide copy of FSE license.
Security plan (§ 35-36). Details to include:
2. Alarm system
3. Security cameras interior & exterior
4. Securing of cash and marijuana products
5. Policies to discourage loitering
Waste disposal plan (§ 35-39, § 14-411). Details to include:
1. Containers to store marijuana waste
2. Procedures for modifying waste so that it is no longer useable
3. Provisions for treating wastewater
Odor mitigation plan (§ 35-40).
Ventilation plan (§ 14-411). Ensuring adequate ventilation to prevent the release or dispersal beyond
the premises of pesticides, insecticides, or other chemicals.