The state Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for an additional medical cannabis dispensary in the state. According to a press release from the department, an applicant’s conference will be held in Waterbury on July 18. The closing date for applications is July, 28.

“This conference will be to answer any questions about the application potential applicants may have for the Department,” the release states.

Applicants must submit a non-refundable $2,500 application fee along with their application.

According to a Vermont Business Magazine report, there are currently four dispensaries located in Brandon, Brattleboro, Burlington, and Montpelier operating in the state.

On June 8, Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law expanding patient access to the state’s medical cannabis program which added Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder to the state’s qualifying condition list. Patients diagnosed with PTSD seeking access to the program must also submit documentation confirming that they are undergoing counseling or psychotherapy with a licensed mental health provider.

The expansion also allows registered patients to designate a dispensary to obtain cannabis seeds and clones for the patient’s personal cultivation.

The measure also allows current operators to open a second location. Those additional licenses are expected to be issued sometime this year, according to the Vermont Marijuana Registry newsletter.