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how to open a marijuana dispensary

Most applications for retail marijuana dispensaries are merit-based and require you to prove that you’re going to be a good operator. That means that if you apply, you should have industry experience or be able to show that you can execute a well-thought-out Marijuana Dispensary Business Plan, primed for success. Again, if you are new to the industry, you’re going to want to seek expert counsel to gain the necessary insight.


Throughout the application, you are asked to demonstrate and have answers to tough questions surrounding the operation of the business. For example, you need to share how you are going to handle security and product storage. You need to have real, legitimate answers, or you won’t win the license.

As a cannabis entrepreneur, there is a formula for being successful. It can be a very costly and risky investment as this is still an entirely new industry. To be successful in being awarded a dispensary license or permit to grow or manufacture cannabis, timing is one thing that can make a major difference. Levels of investment vary from the type of operations to the state in which you are applying, but it is important to note that the earlier you start the more likely you are to be awarded a marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, or dispensary license.

If you are applying for a Marijuana Dispensary License in your state, we provide these services:

Marijuana Dispensary Business Plans - Marijuana Dispensary Consulting - Operations and Security Plans - Standard Operating Procedures - Marijuana Dispensary License Preparation - Product Partners - Partnership Opportunities

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At Green Rush Consulting, we have helped cannabis entrepreneurs understand the RIGHT path that led them to a successful cannabis business venture. Making the right decision from the very beginning will help shape your cannabis business future in the most successful way, and that is hard to do without EXPERT HELP with real solutions that get superior results. We also support multi-state operators in identifying new markets to expand to and local partnerships. 

We offer consultations that can help you achieve your cannabis dispensary strategic goals.

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