1 Colo. Code Regs. § 212-3-3-1115

Current through Register Vol. 45, No. 17, September 10, 2022
Section 1 CCR 212-3-3-1115 - Accelerator Separate Premises
A.Equity Assistance Proposal- Additional Requirements. In addition to all equity assistance proposal requirements outlined in Rule 3-1105(C)(1), an Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee intending to share a separate premises in its possession or control with an Accelerator Licensee must also include the following in its equity assistance proposal:
1. Estimate of the Accelerator Licensee's initial investment, if any;
2. Estimate of the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's initial investment;
3. Any anticipated application and/or licensing fees for which the Accelerator Licensee will be responsible;
4. Restrictions on the Accelerator Licensee's business (including any restrictions on sources of products or required vendors);
5. Assistance provided by the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee to the Accelerator Licensee (including assistance in installing required security; hiring and training employees; providing necessary equipment; establishing prices; establishing administrative, bookkeeping, accounting, and inventory control procedures; etc.);
6. Advertising that will benefit the Accelerator Licensee;
7. Use of the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's brand, trade name, or trademarks;
8. Total number of licenses and locations of businesses the Accelerator-Endorsed License owns, operates, or is affiliated with;
9. Anticipated terms of the financing agreement, including leases and installment contracts offered directly or indirectly to the Accelerator Licensee;
10. Terms of renewal, termination, transfer, and dispute resolution procedures;
11. All proposed agreements, including any property or equipment leases;
12. The Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's total annual revenue and fair financial projections of the Accelerator Licensee; and
13. The anticipated annual fee or percentage of profits the Accelerator Licensee will be required to pay the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee for use of the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's brand, trade name, or trademarks.
B.Equity Partnership Agreement- Additional Requirements. In addition to all equity partnership agreement requirements outlined in Rule 3-1105, an equity partnership agreement between an Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and Accelerator Licensee who is operating on a separate premises from the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee must include the following:
1.Initial Investment.
a. The Accelerator Licensee's initial business investment, if any; and
b. The Accelerator-Endorsed Licensees initial business investment.
2.Fees. The fees, if any, the Accelerator Licensee and the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee will be responsible for, which may include, but need not be limited to:
a. Application and license fees;
b. Assistance with legal fees, if any; and
c. The annual fee or percentage of profits the Accelerator Licensee will be required to pay the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee for use of the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's brand, trade name, or trademarks.
3.Restrictions on Accelerator Licensee Business Operations. Any restrictions placed on the Accelerator Licensee's business operations, which may include, but are not limited to:
a. Ingredients, formulas, and processes the Accelerator Licensee is required to use;
b. Sources of products;
c. Advertising; and
d. Third party vendors the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee contracted with that the Accelerator Licensee will also be required to utilize;
4.Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee Obligations. All assistance the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee will provide which may include, but is not limited to:
a. Assistance in hiring and training of employees;
b. Establishing prices;
c. Establishing administrative, bookkeeping, accounting, and inventory control procedures;
d. Resolving operating problems; and
e. Licensed Premises and equipment buildout.
5.Accelerator Licensee Obligations. If the Accelerator Licensee will be required to:
a. Comply with branding;
b. Utilize only the intellectual property of the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee;
c. Use of identified third-party vendors; and
d. Selling product to specific purchasers.
6.Terms of Renewal, Termination, and Dispute Resolution. Any terms regarding renewal of the business relationship, termination of the business relationship, and dispute resolution. Any dispute resolution terms may not require Division or State Licensing Authority involvement.
7.Advertising. Any terms regarding advertising including the amount and methods of advertising, the distribution of costs for advertising, whether the Accelerator Licensee may do its own advertising, and how the costs of advertising will be distributed.
8.Agreements. All agreements between the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and Accelerator Licensee, including leases for property or equipment and any nondisclosure agreements.
C.Division of Liability.
1.Equipment. The Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and the Accelerator licensee are individually and separately responsible for their own equipment.
2.Ingredients. The Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and the Accelerator Licensee are individually and separately responsible for their own ingredients, unless otherwise expressly agreed to in the equity partnership agreement.
3.Inventory Tracking and Record Keeping. Both the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and the Accelerator Licensee are each required to comply with the Inventory Tracking Requirements in the 3-800 Series Rules and the Business Records in the 3-900 Series Rules. Nothing in this Rule prohibits an Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee from providing the Accelerator Licensee financial support to comply with these requirements such as purchasing RFID tags for use by the Accelerator Licensee.
4.Security and Surveillance. The Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and the Accelerator Licensee are individually and separately required to comply with security and surveillance requirements in the 3-200 Series Rules. Nothing in this Rule prohibits an Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee from providing the Accelerator Licensee financial support to comply with these requirements.
5.Other.
a.Accelerator Licensee Liability. An Accelerator Licensee is solely liable and responsible for all conduct and any violations that occur on the Accelerator Licensee's Licensed Premises.
b.Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee Liability. An Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee that makes available a separate premises in the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's possession to an Accelerator Licensee and who is in compliance with the Marijuana Code and these Rules will only be liable and responsible for conduct and any violations that occur on the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's Licensed Premises.
D.Operational Control. The Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and the Accelerator Licensee are each responsible for the operational control at their separate Licensed Premises.
E.Intellectual Property. An Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee must permit and require the Accelerator Licensee to use the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee's intellectual property. The Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee will maintain ownership and control of its intellectual property. The Accelerator Licensee shall maintain ownership and control of intellectual property it creates.

1 CCR 212-3-3-1115

43 CR 21, November 10, 2020, effective 1/1/2021
44 CR 23, December 10, 2021, effective 1/1/2022

Basis and Purpose- 3-1115

The statutory authority for this rule includes but is not limited to sections 44-10-202(1)(c), 44-10-203(2)(aa), 44-10-310(2), and 44-10-311(2), C.R.S. The purpose of this rule is to establish requirements for Accelerator-Endorsed Licensees and Social Equity Licensees participating in the accelerator program. This option allows the Accelerator-Endorsed Licensee and the Social Equity Licensee to have a separate premises relationship pursuant to Rules 3-1105 and 3-1115.