There are many ways to make a decent income within the mmj industry. As a medical marijuana patient you have access to jobs that those without a med card could NEVER ever get.
You have the choice of thousands of medical marijuana jobs throughout the many mmj states ( more states are WAKING UP year after year ) and as you learn how to grow, clone and learn the grow techniques YOU will be able to get yourself a job within a collective or even offer clones and meds to other patients.
The different types of “green jobs” that you have access to will also continue expanding due to the new products and hydro companies that seem to come out with a new product every few months due to the DEMAND for quality growing supplies like led grow lights, organic nutrient options and anything else that benefits mmj patients specifically.
Playing by the Book:
Before you get your medical marijuana card you need to think about whether you want to grow or just go to collectives for your meds. It is ALWAYS BEST to let your doctor know that you would like to grow and to give you a plant count recommendation so that IF you end up cutting clones or growing meds you will have the card to back you up in court if need be.
If you setup a collective there are many loop holes that you MUST jump through to stay in business and NOT get raided. Now sadly, no matter what your state calls legal the federal government is a different story all together.
Within our Republic, each and every state was meant to be independent of each other and be able to run their state however the PEOPLE saw fit. We ALMOST see this with some states like nevada which allows MANY liberties like gun rights, legalized prostitution and so forth however the federal government has since tried to play the trump card on all states and dictate what they can or cannot do.
You will need to make sure to have a mmj lawyer available unless you get yourself a “start up kit”
Income wise, 12k daily is more than possible but that always depends on the quality of the meds, the amount of patients the collective helps out on a daily basis and their donation pricing structure.
If you were to talk to a dispensary or collective owner about how much income they make however they will likely say ZERO. Within the many ups and downs and loop holes that a mmj “business” must jump through and dodge seem endless.
We need to continue supporting the collectives, co-ops, delivery services and dispensaries out there because they put their necks on the line on a daily basis.
As a non profit collective however you can have a salary as can those who work with you. 6 and 7 figure monthly cashflow is VERY possible especially in cities sized like Los Angeles for example.
The amount of NON mmj sales however in ALL states makes the medical marijuana industry look like a “personal grow”. There is a ton of money to be had however the state, the fed and the nannies of the world feel the need to dictate what we can put in our bodies.
There are not too many merchant accounts that will work with a marijuana collective as many have “portions” of their business located in NON mmj legal states which could put their entire business at risk of being raided, auctioned off and odds are plenty of jail time and fees to follow.
In California you can find more and more merchants that are willing to work with collectives however they can be higher fee wise which might not seem like a bad thing COULD BE due to a collective needing to ask a higher donation amount for meds due to the increase in fees they incur.
If patients pay more, they may go elsewhere to get their meds especially if the quality is similar.
Many patients cannot have “marys pot farm collective” or “420 collective” listed in their bank or credit card statements and use CASH for most medicine, growing supplies or other 420 related items they purchase.
Using cash is beneficial for the collective as well due to not having a long term “tracking” of each and every donation made, when they were made and other information that the feds could use against them AND their patients later on IF laws change.
Cash only systems are benefiting YOU the patient even if you feel it is an inconvenience.
Gross Income: Dispensary.
Using the word income and profit usually confuses people when talking about NON PROFIT organizations like collectives ( dispensaries often considered the same however dispensaries are being removed by collective business models more and more these days).
There is a ton of profit to be made which can allow the dispensary owner the ability to expand into other parts of the city or in different locations around the state.
As more and more of these dispensaries open up, the opportunity for that cities mmj growers and smokers will go up. The growers will be able to provide the meds and the patients will then have a SAFE PLACE to get their medication.
A successful mmj collective / dispensary can easy achieve 5,6 and even 7 figure monthly income. Finding reference points from actual owners need to be taken with a grain of salt as SOME are actually counterproductive to mmj laws due to the misconceptions that surround the mmj scene as a whole.
If you setup a collective, dispensary or delivery service you will be able to make a LARGE daily, weekly, monthly and yearly income that will help generate a ton of LOCAL INCOME that is much needed in any and all states ( and countries for that matter ).
Medical Marijuana Growers in California can easily pay for their grow, their electricity, their grow accessories and even rent and living expenses IF done correctly.
You can provide collectives and patients clones, meds, edibles, concentrates, mother plants and even growing supplies and the amount of income will depend on what YOU decide to get started doing.
For example you can make $5-$8 per clone when working with collectives and they tend to need 20,50,100+ per week which can add up to a great income generator for any small time medical marijuana grower trying to expand.
When working with other patients they tend to offer donations per clone ranging from $10 – $15 per clone. Most patients will ask for 8 – 30 clones at a time and many will stay LONG TERM patient to patient friends, buddies and fellow mmj activists which is always good to know locally.
Besides clones, many collectives need quality medication and while they will offer you wholesale donation amounts for your meds they will always need a quarter pound OR MORE every time so they will always be there when you need donations to cover expenses.
It is always more beneficial to ask for 8th – ounce donation amounts as that will net the average grower better “recouping” of their growing costs overall.