You Want to Open Your Own Cannabis Dispensary? Start Here
The "green rush" has been sweeping across the nation as more states move to legalize medical and recreational marijuana. The burgeoning industry has paved the way for thousands of new jobs to be created and the opportunity to own a successful new marijuana related business has been an enticing idea for many. Opening a cannabis dispensary is one of the businesses that holds appeal for industry veterans as well as newcomers. In many states, customers have been lining up to purchase goods from dispensaries so it makes sense that entrepreneurs have been excited. But what does it take to open a cannabis dispensary? It very much depends on what state you're in but here are some things to keep in mind.
Are You Eligible to Apply?Each state has its own criteria for eligibility when it comes to opening dispensaries. You will need to be sure that you are eligible before you apply for the dispensary license.
- You must be at least 21 years old.
- In many cases, you’ll need to be a resident of the state in which you are applying for at least a year.
- You can't have a criminal history that is deemed to show a negative moral character.
- You must be able to prove that you have the funds necessary to open the business.