Deadline Alert:Michigan Marijuana Facility Applications Due… Download an Application Now

How To Open A Dispensary

by Maxime Kot October 25, 2017

Dispensary Permits October 2017 Industry Updates

Currently, 29 States & D.C Have Legal Medical Marijuana Programs. Read On To Learn How To Get Involved In The Fastest Growing Industry In The United States

Product Of The Month: Dispensary & Cultivation Application Guide & Checklist

How To Open A DispensaryAre you looking to open a Dispensary/Cultivation Facility? Learn How To Open A Dispensary and what you need to establish to submit an application for a dispensary/cultivation license.

The Dispensary Application Guide & Checklist has over 100 action itemsyou will need to complete prior to applying for a dispensary/ cultivation/ processing license. The Guide is perfect if you are educating yourself on the marijuana industry, submitting an application for a license, currently have an operating facility and want to raise the bar, or are in the primarily stages of investing in a cannabis business.



Action item topics include:

  • Team building activities
  • Real estate selection
  • Community involvement
  • Diversity Goals
  • Financial Tasks
  • Security
  • Inventory Control
  • and More

We also offer a variety of Business Plan Templates to include Security, Cultivation, Transportation, Inventory Control & more! Click here for more information and to view available plans.
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Dispensary Permits Media Feature

Sara Gullickson

This Month, Sara Gullickson, CEO and Founder of
was featured on Direct Cannabis Network Talks! Adelia Carrillo, founder of DCN, and Sara Gullickson discuss upcoming Medical Marijuana Program in the U.S, how to get involved in the cannabis industry, and more. Click here to watch the episode.


What our clients are saying about us after our recent success in Pennsylvania:
“After speaking with Sara for the first time, we knew that we could not go wrong. Her knowledge of the industry nationally, positive attitude, availability and support staff to assist her made our experience with her an absolute pleasure.  Her success speaks for itself. Our company continues to engage Sara for ongoing consulting and her advice remains solid and relevant to our growth.” A Pennsylvania Dispensary Licensee
Click here to read about our recent success in Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Dispensary/Processor/Cultivation Application Deadlines in the United States

City in Ohio Allows for DispensaryOhio

Nov 17th, 2017: Ohio Dispensary Application Due
Dec 15th, 2017: Ohio Processor Application Due

Ohio legalized medical marijuana when Governor John Kasich signed HB 523 into law on June 8th, 2016. Learn more here.



Date TBD: Florida Application Dropped Sept 19, 2017. Patiently Awaiting Due Date which will be posted here.

Florida legalized medical marijuana in November of 2016 and allows for Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC). Learn more here.



Michigan Cities Allow For DispensariesMichigan

December 2017: State Application for Dispensary/Processor/Grower Published

On September 22, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder signed three bills into law which expanded the states current Medical Marihuana Program that allowed for a state regulated dispensary system. Learn more here.



Dec 2017: Iowa Grower Application Due
April 2018: Iowa Dispensary Application Due

On May 12, 2017, Gov. Terry Brandstand signed H.B 524 (Act), legalizing the use of low-THC cannabis oil for qualified patients. Learn more here.



California Medical Marijuana CountiesCalifornia

January 2018: California State Application Process for Medical Marijuana Businesses

On October 9, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 3 bills, AB 266AB 243, and SB 643, that collectively establish a statewide regulatory system for medical marijuana businesses. Learn more here.

Interested in applying for a Dispensary/Cultivation License in one of the states above? Contact us at to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss our custom solutions.