The stigma attached to marijuana has drastically shifted over the past few years from a space that was once for “stoners” to a space that now patients and professionals have entered. Albeit, marijuana remains illegal on the federal level, as it is a Schedule I Controlled Substance. An ever-increasing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. State laws lay out the framework for regulating the marijuana industry. As a result, there are compliance burdens on the federal, state, and local level and no two states have the same legal framework.
It is important to have proper guidance while navigating entering or operating in the cannabis industry. Whether you need an expert to help you enter the industry or if you are already an operational business in the space and need consultation, we are here to lead the way. We handle each step of the Marijuana Business License process, from working with your team to identify a new market opportunity, putting together a strong team using our network, drafting the application, challenging agency action (if needed), business structuring, tax planning, and consulting to keep your business compliant and successful.
The type of licensing required for a cannabis business depends on the state (and sometimes county) as well as the type of business conducted. For example, a business that cultivates cannabis requires different licensing and permits than a business operating a dispensary. However, in some states, such as Florida, the entire process is vertically integrated, meaning the same business cultivates, dispenses, and delivers cannabis, under the same license. We can help you to interpret and apply the laws as well as write an application for your business to apply to the state to cultivate, process, dispense, test and/or transport marijuana.
As the licenses are granted per state are limited, and considered very valuable, the license grant process is competitive, which is why it helps to have an expert on your side from the onset. Most states limit the number of licenses they will grant and the window to apply for them. Getting licensed is never simple- there are very specific requirements and guidelines that differ by state and its usually highly competitive, which is why most successful applicants work with consultants like us to help guide them. Contact an experienced Marijuana Business License consultant today!
We work with lobbyists and advocates to work towards nationwide cannabis legalization.
We work with groups to achieve their goal in attaining cannabis business licenses in new markets.
We identify new markets to target, put together the business plan and bring in additional resources as needed including: funding and operational team.
We provide proven Standard Operating Procedures included in the application process as well as after attaining the license.