Dispensary Business Course

Creating CEOS

Opening a Medical or Recreational Dispensary is designed to provide attendees with relevant information, insights and do’s and don’ts from experienced successful dispensary owners. Our mission is to give women the knowledge, resources and opportunities to build financially stable businesses within the cannabis and hemp industry. Classes are small to facilitate more personal education and interaction between instructors and attendees. All classes, meals, and networking are held at the Pueblo Convention Center in downtown Pueblo, Colorado.

The city of Pueblo is an example of how cannabis-centric and hemp businesses can have a positive economic impact. The cannabis and hemp industry has revitalized the community and improved the quality of life. The Colorado State University - Pueblo has added the Institute of Cannabis Research. ICR has evolved into a highly-regarded research facility.  Approximately $750,000 in funding was available in 2018 to graduating Pueblo seniors attending a local college or university through Pueblo County cannabis-tax funded scholarship. 600 scholarships were awarded.

Over 40% of all cannabis grown in Colorado comes from the cultivation facilities and farms in this area giving attendees the opportunity to tour commercial grows. The afternoon tour also includes several dispensaries.


Saturday Registration 7:00 - 7:45 am.

Breakfast Buffet served 7:00 - 8:00 am.

Classes 8:00 - 10:00, 20 minute break - snacks provided, classes resume at 10:20 - 12:00

Fundamentals of Legal Business Structures

Licensing Requirements 

Location & Zoning

Maximize Retail Space

Operational Infrastructure


POS Systems

Development of SOP

Management & Employees

Product Selection

Procurement of  the Product

Transportation of Product to Dispensary




Insurance - Liability

Noon - 1:00 Lunch Buffet

1:00 - 5:00 Dispensary & Commercial Grow Tour

Course continues on tour bus with presentations from instructors/owners

5:30 - 6:30 Networking (cash bar)

7:00 - 8:30 Dinner Buffet

Dinner Speaker: Trademarks, Patents & Intellectual Property

Sunday Registration 7:00 - 7:45

Breakfast Buffet served 7:00 - 8:00 am.

 8:00 - 10:00, 20 minute break - snacks provided, Resumes at 10:20 - 12:00

Marketing Your Business

Noon - 1:00 Lunch Buffet

1:00 - 3:00, 20 minute break - snacks provided, Resumes at 3:20 - 5:00

Financing Your Business

5:30 - 6:30 Networking (cash bar)

7:00 - 8:30 Dinner Buffet

Dinner Speaker: Politics, Activism, and Community Responsibility of Cannabis-centric Businesses

Dispensary Business Course $995.00

Instructors' & Speakers' Profiles

January 12 – 13, 2019

April 13 – 14, 2019

July 13 -14, 2019

October 12 -13, 2019