Even if you have a million dollars in your bank account, it still is not an straight-forward process to open up a marijuana dispensary, and i didn’t have the first clue where to start when I wanted to make that industry a section of our business.
- I already own several businesses in the area.
I knew that I wanted to get into medical and recreational marijuana sales. I contacted a marijuana consultant to discuss all of the details. I quickly l gained that it was not going to be straight-forward to open the dispensary. I had to fill out a lot of paperwork online and I had to pay a lot of fees, and there are a number of rules that must be followed at all times. There is a whole binder in our office with every regulation and rule. The book has almost 300 pages. I have a cannabis lawyer on retainer to answer any questions. It took almost 6 months before I was able to finally get our license for the dispensary. I had to jump through hoops, however now I am licensed to sell medical and recreational marijuana through the state, however as long as I follow all the rules, our cannabis license will be renewed every year as long as I pay the appropriate fees. I had to pay $4,500 when I submitted our application for approval and then I had to pay additional fees after I was approved, but some of those fees will have to be paid yearly and other fees were a one-time tax to get our marijuana sellers license.
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