Did you know that as of the writing of this post cannabis is medically legal in 34 states? If you are considering opening your own dispensary but are confused about where to start, we are here to help. There are certain legal steps that have to be followed in order to obtain a cannabis license.
Keep reading to learn more about how to get a cannabis dispensary license.
- Secure Property
The first thing a business has to do is have real estate secured for their cannabis location. Before you choose a property you have to make sure you check what the licensing requirements are in the state you plan on opening in. You will have to make sure that you get approval from the municipality where the property is to make sure you can use it for cannabis business operations.
Do not forget that every single state is a bit different as far as the industry requirements go.
Check the specific state requirements before you start filling out the application. You want to take a look at what the background check requirements are, the licenses that are required, the application requirements, and the fees.
Keep in mind that there are some states that might allow you to open a medical cannabis facility but they might not have a cannabis employment framework in place yet. You want to make sure you find the state’s government marijuana program details.
If the state you live in does not have a cannabis framework then they should have a policy reform organization for you to fill out with your application.
- Begin the Application Process
Once you are sure that you meet the requirements for your state then you can fill out the application online. Take your time to read the entire application to avoid any delays. Submit all of the documents that your state requires.
Make sure that you are thorough and very honest while you are filling out the application to get your cannabis growing license. Take the time to explain everything in detail. When the applications are being reviewed they are making sure that if you are granted a license, you are able to get your business up and running without any delays or problems.
The goal is to demonstrate in your application that they can be confident in your team, your business model, and in you. Something else to keep in mind is that you do not want to rush this process because in some states the applications can be hundreds or thousands of pages long.
Feeling Like a Cannabis License Pro?
We hope that now that you are familiar with how to obtain a cannabis license, you can start your journey to open a dispensary feeling less overwhelmed. Make sure to do your thorough research in your specific state to avoid any citations or fees in the future.
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