I WISH they would do that here! I tried to go legal a while back and ran into massive roadblocks.
Basically they wanted guarantee's of like 100 workers and a million bucks for start up.
The amount of likker required is not the issue though. Seperate buildings on commercial lots with no residence around is one issue. (you have to buy land as property zoned commercial/residential gets nixed) Also storage of flammable liquids has lots of rules as well as getting bottle suppliers to sell you 500 bottles or so. (most want cash up front and only sell in lots of 20,000 - 50,000 bottles at $1.50-$2.50 ea.) Do YOU have $30-$50,000 just to sit in stock?
I'll agree that opening it up like that helps, but I would say it is a nice relief to a start up firm, not an incentive to someone who couldn't do it before and this made the difference.
Numerous 57L kegs, some propane, one 220v electric with stilldragon controller. Keggle for all-Grain, two pot still tops for whisky, a 3" reflux with deflag for vodka. Coming up, a 4" perf plate column. Life is short, make whisky and drag race!