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Where Can I Start a Medical Cannabis Dispensary?


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In which state can you legally open a dispensary? This a question that must be figured out before venturing into this type of business.

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Where Can I Start a Medical Cannabis Dispensary?

  1. 1. Where can I Start a Medical Cannabis Dispensary in the United States? The Dispensary Experts:
  2. 2. Introduction • Never before have so many American citizens presented with a viable opportunity to claim their share of the most rapidly rising market in the country than with those afforded to them by the changes in medical marijuana laws. • It’s an industry already valued at well over a billion dollars, and in just four short years, experts predict that this figure will increase tenfold. • This is all thanks to a welcome shift in attitudes towards providing cannabis to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain sufferers and those living with conditions such as HIV.
  3. 3. How many states have legalized medical marijuana already? • As a result of this shift, no less than 23 US states have already relaxed their rules, making medical marijuana legal. • Thought that still leaves 27 to go, moves are underway to make this possible. • In 2014 alone, a further 16 states were taking to the polls to vote on new cannabis legislations, and many estimate that it won’t be long before the rest follow suit.
  4. 4. • What this ultimately means, is that if you’re seriously considering opening a medical marijuana dispensary, there’s probably never been a better time to go about it. • We’ll provide the full list of places where you can start a cannabis business in America at the end of this presentation, though before we do, there’s a few things we think you should know.
  5. 5. Individual cities and counties can create their own legislations. • Just because a state makes medical cannabis legal, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can open a dispensary anywhere within that state. • In many cases, certain areas of a state have taken the route of opting out of statewide regulations and implemented their own. • If you’re looking to get into the weed business in a particular state, check first that the county you’re planning to operate in will allow it.
  6. 6. Recreational pot is still only available in two US states. • Though more and more states are starting to see the advantages of legalizing medical marijuana, many are still dragging their feet somewhat when it comes to letting non-patients enjoy a toke without incurring the wrath of the law. • At time of writing, you could only open a recreational pot shop in Colorado or Washington.
  7. 7. • If that sounds like the right thing for you, here’s a couple of articles you may interested in:  Legal Cannabis in Washington – What You Need to Know  Opening a Recreational Pot in Colorado
  8. 8. Where is Medical Marijuana Legal – The Complete List • You can legally start a medical marijuana dispensary or related business in the following US states:  Alaska  Arizona  California  Colorado  Connecticut  Delaware  Hawaii (..continuation on the next slide)
  9. 9. Where is Medical Marijuana Legal – The Complete List  Illinois  Maine  Maryland  Massachusetts  Michigan  Minnesota  Montana  Nevada  New Hampshire  New Jersey ( be continued on the next slide)
  10. 10. Where is Medical Marijuana Legal – The Complete List  New Mexico  New York  Oregon  Rhode Island  Vermont  Washington
  11. 11. Ready to start your own cannabis dispensary? • Get expert advice and a simple, step-by-step plan for opening your business from The Dispensary Experts, a collective of America’s leading dispensary owners who have come together to share the tips, tricks and techniques that made them successful. • Written in a clear, easy-to-follow format, and with a wealth of extras to take the hard work out of applying for permits, finding the right location for your new endeavor and more, The Dispensary Experts Guide is the most cost-effective solution to opening your own legal weed business, and it’s available to download online.