Opening a dispensary requires permits, inspections, licensing, real estate, building modifications, dispensary design, POS, SOPs, human resources, signage, suppliers, packaging, labeling, quality control, security, tracking, compliance, a multitude of details and unforeseen issues, and a large investment of money and time.
Before a marijuana business receives its license from the City of Denver it must complete required inspections. The requirements listed here are not all encompassing. Businesses are required to comply with all standards laid out in codes, ordinances and regulations (including but not limited to the Denver Revised Municipal Code, the Denver Zoning Code, Denver Building Code, Denver Fire Code, International Fire and Building codes). Businesses must also obtain all required permits before they will obtain a license to operate. Businesses are encouraged to consult with a private attorney and a licensed contractor to ensure full compliance with state and local regulations.
The business course Opening a Medical or Recreational Dispensary covers every detail and solution. The course is taught by instructors experienced in opening and running dispensaries. Their expertise will eliminate the “learning curve” enabling you to open sooner. Their “real world knowledge” will help you avoid costly mis-steps that can sabotage your business’s success.
How to Open a Medical Dispensary instructor, Jessica Young, has successfully opened 3 medical dispensaries. Jessica covers all aspect of opening a medical dispensary from; retail design, lighting, display of product, budtender station set up, security, packaging, buying and selling wholesale, budtender education, patient education, and patient retention. She covers everything you didn’t know that you didn’t know.
Jenny Germano, CEO of ICS Consulting Services, focus on compliance-based services, such as third-party auditing for licensed facilities, State license application support, employee compliance training, employee retention services, SOP development, licensed facility build-outs, human resource compliance, product safety and sanitation training, and OSHA compliance.
Preston Gardner, attorney, covers commonly used business contracts: understanding contracts, what should be in a contract, and “red flags.”
Members & Mentors Cannabis Business Forum provides continual support to everyone who downloaded the courses. Mentoring from established experts is invaluable and provides immediate solutions. Business questions and concerns will be addressed within the forum by course instructors.
The online cannabis business forum gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with other startups for both support and resources.
Business course does not cover business plans, corporate structure, or individual state licensing requirements. Links to that information are available on the Business Resource Page.
Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce members receive $425 off one business course per year. Please refer to the membership page for a list membership benefits.
Medical-use sales are slated to begin in four states (Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Ohio).
Per the November 2018 midterm elections, plans proceed for medical-use sales starting by early 2020 in Missouri and Utah, along with adult-use sales in Michigan.
U.S. sales of medical- and adult-use cannabis in 2019 are expected to reach $5.9 billion and $7.0 billion, respectively, up 28% (from $4.6 billion) and 21% (from $5.8 billion) from 2018.
U.S. Medical Marijuana Market will exceed USD 8.0 billion by 2024; as per a new research report.
Audience Tickets for Opening a Dispensary
September 13 8:00 – 12:00 Denver