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How To Start A Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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First I would ask why you want to open a dispensary?  If part of your answer is the reward of helping people then go ahead.  The day to day operations with customers will be the most rewarding, then the money. If you do it solely for the money, Karma will come back and kick you. Now let’s talk about the deets.

There are currently thirteen states who have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. Each one of these thirteen states has different laws surrounding the purchase and distribution of marijuana. First you want to do all of your own research, but here is a quick break down of most states’ processes. Second you want to follow all state laws and don’t antagonize the feds who might still want to bust you, even though it is legal under state law.

  1. Get legal!This is just common sense plain and simple.
    • Business Acumen. This can be a long process, for example, Marijuana dealers in Arizona and New Mexico must go through the state to obtain a license. They must also acquire tax stamps showing that they have paid the state tax requirements on all sales of marijuana. Enjoy the Process :-).
    • Become a Patient. If you’re going to be in this field, your going to be around it so get yourself covered by Visiting a doctor, it’s easy. If you can, call around first to find one that will write you a script that will cover you for possessing more then the generally accepted legal limit if it’s possible. For example, if you live in California, you’re allowed to possess up to 6 mature and 12 immature plants in general but if a doctor recommends more then you’re allowed to possess more but never have more then 99 plants or 5 pounds because it brings federal charges.
  2. Incorporate. There’s a specific order of steps you need to follow. You need to create a collective as a non-profit corporation first, before you can get your licenses and permits. It’s recommended you form a collective and not a cooperative. legalzoom.com or hire a lawyer to make sure the paper work is right so their are no questions on liability.
  3. Sign a lease. You need to do this one last step before you can file for any licenses and permits. Why? The sellers permit and business license requires an address for your location; it’s no good anywhere else.
  4. Obtain a License. Ok, your finally ready to file for licenses and permits. Don’t skip this step, medical marijuana transactions are taxable by law. Usually, An annual fee of $100 is required to become licensed to sell marijuana.
  5. Pay Taxes. Tax stamps are $10 per every ounce you sell, don’t cut corners on this, pay your taxes, you will still be making money. All fees are payable to the Department of Revenue
  6. Open up for business!Don’t skimp out on security, it’s improtant. At least one security camera is required. Follow the law and keep a low profile, no matter what you do it’s still a risk in this business, but it is good to know that you are helping people. Good luck!
    • Security. Watch your parking lot. Not enough people do and it leads to trouble. People loiter, roll up and sell bud to their friends and it makes you a target

 

For more information check out our Business Plans for Dispensaries at http://theweedbusiness.com/business-plans

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  • Matan Cohen July 20, 2015, 6:40 pm

    Hello I am highly interested in opening a dispensary when it becomes legalized , I live in Missouri and I need seriouse guidance.
    Please help me
    thanks
    786-602-8020

  • Brentyn July 15, 2015, 7:34 pm

    I live in central Florida and I want to know how to prepare a medical dispensary
    when it is legalized. Email me @ brentynmacmillan@hotmail.com

  • Delow July 8, 2015, 2:12 am

    Is it possible to get a license to ship bud and concentrates in Illinois?

  • Rome July 6, 2015, 4:57 pm

    I want to start a dispensary. I am part of a land grant, and I believe it is a good place to grow which could help with the whole federal situation. NM just legalized it so it’s a great opportunity to set up while it’s early. If anyone has any ideas our suggestion I would greatly appreciate it.

  • Chris mayo June 20, 2015, 12:30 pm

    Hello I am highly interested in opening a dispensary when it becomes legalized , I live in south Florida and I need seriouse guidance. Please help me

  • abren June 2, 2015, 11:13 am

    Hey guys. I uses to live in Colorado learned everything about setting up a dispensary and was going to but I got involved with not so trustworthy people that stoke over 12k from me and half my crop. I currently have over 10k of brand new equipment still in Colorado. I currently live in Fl. I have the perfect business model, name etc etc lets make it happen

    • Darshan Shah July 13, 2015, 12:55 pm

      Hey Abren,
      Lets get in touch my email id is dvshah22@gmail.com.

    • Don July 14, 2015, 4:41 pm

      If your serious, I’m interested. I live in Fl as well and have been scouting different areas to start up in.

    • Juanda Moore July 16, 2015, 3:26 pm

      I’m interested in hearing your ideas. Please provide a phone number. Juanda

  • Aaron Ucci May 7, 2015, 10:42 am

    I own 50 acres between Dallas and Houston both 2hrs in either direction. I’m established 40 year old with family. My current financial position is strong. I have other assets in Mississippi also. I’m interested in two things. One despencery in Houston or farming and setting up and financing a enclosure to produce products to sustain demands.
    Please email me as I return ASAP

    • Wes Quentin June 3, 2015, 2:44 pm

      Mr. Ucci, I am also a young entrepreneur in this field looking for help and direction with great sources/resources for this field please get back to me I live in the Austin area. Thank you

    • Frank Bassetti June 5, 2015, 11:41 am

      I am also in my 40’s currently working in the oil and gas industry located in Houston. I am originally from Colorado and have been waiting for Texas to get on board. I have a growing knowledge of the industry with friends established within the Colorado industry and have done a substantial amount of research of growing and Co2 oil extraction.
      I just returned from Colorado where I visited with dispensaries and others within the market.
      Let’s connect offline.
      frankbassetti@gmail.com

    • Joshua Galvan July 12, 2015, 9:03 am

      Hello, I have a background in civil construction. I own my own concrete construction co. I also have a small network of supply and am on the verge of beginning my dispensary plan. If anyone here reads this and would like to continue to network with me I will be planning on starting my dispensary here locally where I live. I think me having already one business here locally will help me with any Nay Sayers in local government. My store front would be in Victoria, Tx and my supply line coming from central Texas. Joshuaagalvan@gmail.com

  • Christopher April 23, 2015, 6:36 am

    I have 9000 sqft available to me. I beleive that I can help many people!!!! My goal is to give back to my community helping the homeless and arts in our schools. I need help in this proccess. Any suggestions would be helpful!!!

  • alvin April 14, 2015, 12:03 am

    How much money do you need out of your pocket to start a marijuana dispensary????

    • Rafael April 30, 2015, 3:30 pm

      Half a million.

  • Gucci Gucci April 2, 2015, 6:55 pm

    Can 50,000 get me in business?

  • Jackie February 26, 2015, 9:27 pm

    Georgia is getting close to passing a bill soon.
    I would like to get my research done and be ready to go when that happens.
    Any advice would be great.

  • joseph February 24, 2015, 6:54 pm

    how do i star my business in Massachusetts

  • Bobby Comproski February 24, 2015, 1:23 pm

    i am a young eager entrepreneur striving for success, i already have my connections and you’ll see me in the race in the future so if you want to get on the winning team feel free to get in touch with me i still have much room for growth and i am very willing to learn all i can from others. but respectably if you don’t know what you’re talking about don’t waste my time.

  • Phaylen February 23, 2015, 7:20 pm

    I’m looking for people interested in the Washington area

    • joe May 24, 2015, 1:38 am

      I am in Washington. I was curious about getting into this..

  • Zellina Rodgers February 23, 2015, 1:17 pm

    I live in NYC I’m doing my research i would love to get a dispensary out here so many ppl need the medicine

  • mtb13 January 8, 2015, 6:48 pm

    I live in PA. I’m interested in opening a dispensary and wanted some help on how to go about it. i know its not legal yet but trying to work out a business plan to get started asap.

  • Donovan Christopher December 27, 2014, 12:00 am

    How are you if you are reading this and interested in being involved in the startup and backing of a legit California Medicinal Marijuana Collective/ Dispensary, feel free to contact me at donovanchristopherphotography@gmail.com. This is a rare opportunity for the right person/ and or people. Honestly we would much rather work with one solid individual that has investment experience. We have a solid team of organic, hydroponic and aquaponic horticulturalist with over 150 years experience. We have a stable genetic pool consisting of Cannabis Cup winners, etc. If you are not satisfied with the current state of the industry and want to make difference contact me for more info.
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  • Rigo November 30, 2014, 9:42 pm

    Hi I’m looking to open a dispensary but don’t have a clue any one that can help would be very appreciated I am in the inland area

    • Gary April 22, 2015, 7:09 am

      Better open a lemon aide stand 1st then…

  • jose November 19, 2014, 11:23 pm

    I want to open up a dispensary in New Mexico I don’t know how to can anyone help me out and let me know what I need to do.

    • Dave June 3, 2015, 9:32 am

      Better open a lemonade stand first as well…

  • Greg Fields October 22, 2014, 2:32 pm

    I live in Central Florida and I am interested in opening a dispensary. Please contact me with the information on licensing and all the particulars necessary in acquiring such a license.

    • raymond February 20, 2015, 7:49 am

      I live in central florida and I am interested in opening a dispensary business
      If you get any information on how to acquired a dispensary licenses please
      contact me .

      • Fay May 27, 2015, 10:36 am

        Hey, I also live in Central Florida in the same boat you are. I am interested in opening a dispensary business also but don’t know where to start. Are there business grants I can receive for this. I do realize you have to have quite a lump some of money before you start.

  • Jeanette Montano September 30, 2014, 3:24 pm

    Hi my name is Jeanette my husband and I really wanted to open a despencery we live in New Mexico if any one can help with advice and like financial back up . We are really serious about this

    • Andrew January 28, 2015, 2:23 am

      I interested in providing my medicne to the patiens of new mexico as well. Let me know where u are and maybe we can get a reconreaction shop. Laws on loosing up and allowing more stores

      • oscar August 2, 2015, 9:51 am

        I too want to open up a medical marijuana dispensary maybe we can help each other out

  • Nelson Skinner September 29, 2014, 9:42 pm

    I’m from Pa and looking to put a business plan together. I have some land and am very serious about putting it together. I’m motivated and know about cultivating.

    • Shym January 4, 2015, 12:26 pm

      Hey I live in cali also. Do you have any tips on opening a dispernsary?

    • Archie January 9, 2015, 3:26 am

      Im also in CA and in need of advice regarding set up. How may I contact you.

    • Evan February 24, 2015, 11:32 pm

      I’m from Pennsylvania and was working on trying to get my license to sell. If you can help me out at all contact me.

    • Johnny ma February 25, 2015, 5:45 pm

      I want open the marijuana store could you give me any ideal for it

    • Luis February 27, 2015, 8:12 am

      I want to open a Dispensary what are the steps on it. I live in Los Angeles, CA
      Thanks in advance…..

  • Tammy September 13, 2014, 11:32 am

    Interested in opening multiple locations or become a grower in South Florida when it becomes legalized. Need someone who has the knowledge on what is necessary to get started. Please contact me

    • Brian Campbell October 7, 2014, 10:29 pm

      Im from colorado and am curently starting my way to open a line of dispos in colorado/ hopefully looking to going to hawaii and spread across the usa and do it big.

      • Daniel Foster January 8, 2015, 10:53 pm

        Brain Contact me I would like to know more about opening a dispensary. How many have you opened?

      • Diane March 4, 2015, 3:23 pm

        Hi my name is Diane – I’m originally from Jamaica and I have lived all over the world. I would like to start a dispensary in south Florida and I would like some help and guidance and a partner. I have known the benefits of weed for a very long time. I come from a business background and this has been a longtime coming it should have NEVER taken this long to legalize this medicinal plant to help people everywhere. The benefits of Kaya is not just in smoking form, but many other forms as we’ll and I am extremely excited that there is a possibility of it becoming legal. Anyone interested please email me. I was born to be the representative of the miracle herb!

        • Joe April 13, 2015, 7:36 pm

          Hey Diane I too live in Florida I live in Central Florida and I too want to start a dispensary here in Florida but to do that we need help to make them pass a bill and this time it has to pass here in Florida I am serious bout this I believe this plant is going to help us in the future in many ways

          • Diane April 20, 2015, 6:24 am

            We should get together and plan our next move.

        • kayann June 17, 2015, 3:47 pm

          Hi Diane,
          I also have a Jamaican background, hence the name Kayann and I’m very interested in the field as I grew up with uncles (Rastafarians) that smoked all of their lives and are without illness. I also reside in South Florida and would like to get involved in this industry although I have a strong sales background, l don’t have much knowledge on breaking into this industry. Please email me and maybe we can figure something out, and anyone else in the South Florida area feel free to do the same.

      • Terry June 8, 2015, 10:40 pm

        I use to live in Colorado am considering relocating bk Im def in with you brian

    • Michelle October 19, 2014, 9:38 am

      What is all involved in open ing a weed business

    • Cecilia November 2, 2014, 5:44 pm

      Please contact me. I am interested too but I have no idea yet how to do it.
      Thank you

    • Yvette April 19, 2015, 8:06 pm

      I would like to work with you on this venture , I am in my 3rd year of operating a Crohn’s Foundation in SW Florida my son has Crohn’s Disease. contact me and we can talk. Thank You

  • Corey August 28, 2014, 5:26 pm

    Im in mid-mo and have always been interested in opening a dispensary, im just one of those people that cant settle for a common boring life. I live in Columbia but would be willing to open a business in another city (STL or KC). I dont want a cheep looking to make a quick buck business, it needs to be unique and kick ass where the costumer leaving with a smile is #1.

    • Robin September 30, 2014, 3:56 pm

      Hi Rick,

      I live in wpb. I am watching the vote too. Would like p get together and pick eachotrs brains.

      • Kevan October 17, 2014, 4:37 am

        Hey Rick and Robin ,

        I live in hollywood and am looking to get a early start on the potential of this business. I am anticipating the vote in november as well. Would like to share ideas and possibly look for partnerships. email me.

    • Hank October 11, 2014, 9:46 pm

      yes let partner up

    • mitchy November 13, 2014, 5:45 pm

      I would like to talk to you I live in california

    • The other Rick November 21, 2014, 11:49 pm

      Hey, be careful on this. You may want to check the regulations they will probably have for this. If they treate it as alcohol, you won’t be able to produce and sell, It’s one or the other. At least I know that’s the deal with alcohol.

    • kelly December 9, 2014, 2:57 pm

      Hi Rick
      Very interested in starting a tribe
      Kelly George

    • Kelly December 10, 2014, 9:14 am

      I would love to start a tribe with who ever ‘s IN I live in north central Florida ready to help Gods creations between the plant and the people ! LETS DO THIS !

    • Raymond February 20, 2015, 7:56 am

      I lived in central Florida and I am interested in the dispensary business I dnt know much about the business but would like to learn as I go and also we luld like to partner up

  • C.T. August 28, 2014, 4:35 pm

    I see many of you are excited to get started opening a dispensary. Which is great, it’s the time to do so as more states legalize and the regulations eventually loosen some. But my partners, family, and I own 6 in California, DC, and Colorado. Things you need are 1. A Professional Business Plan designed to attract investors and ease the mind of people you lease from 2. An easy to follow system that helps you complete forms properly (too many people get rejected because they don’t understand the process) and 3. Understanding how to promote, market, and generate buzz for your dispensary. I’m happy to help and in some cases invest if any of you that would like too talk, just let me know. I know what it feels like to be at the beginning of the process and not sure exactly what I need to do it right. You can reach me to talk at imuregen@yahoo.com. But please, only reach out if you are serious about this business. Thank you.

    • chantone brown September 17, 2014, 8:32 pm

      Hi my name is Chantone Brown and I’m from lansing, Mi but currently reside in Detroit, Mi I was wondering what are all the requirements to open a dispensary here? I’ve have my sells tax permit, EIN now I’m wondering how to fill out my LLC’s as a non profit organization if you have any information that can lead me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated and thank you.

    • Vicie Stafford October 3, 2014, 4:45 pm

      I live in WV and would like to be ready when it can be dispensed.. I own my property just need to know specifics on how to be ready to go…Would love any help you feel like passing on…a partnership would be a bonus…hope to hear from you on this subject…thank you

      • Rebecca McCamick November 8, 2014, 7:54 pm

        Vicie, I am also in WV and beginning the process for when it becomes legal. I would like to talk with you further, if you are interested. Please send me an email

        • daylon richards November 19, 2014, 2:42 pm

          good evening I am a young entrepreneur looking to begin my a dispensary with my lifelong friend and i in California. I just know the bear minimum of the business. I am just seeking guidance and good resources that can help steer me in the right direction and just help clear my confusion I just need a proper step by step process of how to start

          thanks

          sincerely,
          daylon

    • Darrell Carter November 24, 2014, 8:32 pm

      please contact me with advise I seriously want to start a dispensary in Washington DC I think I may have financial backing but like knowledge to start up

      • Charissa March 2, 2015, 1:32 am

        Hi I just turned 18, freshmen in college majoring business and looking to open up a dispensary, what’s the age requirement ?

  • benetta curry August 9, 2014, 7:57 pm

    Hello everyone I live in Columbus, Ohio I am interested opening an dispensary here. I know soon Ohio is passing the law for medical marijuana. I would love for someone to assist on me on what I need to do to get started. I know how much the medical marijuana helps patients in many different ways. I really anyone that wants to help me.

  • Brandon Correa August 8, 2014, 5:07 pm

    I am interested in opening a dispensary in Santa Cruz,CA if you can help please contact me at brandon_correa1@yahoo.com

  • Jason July 30, 2014, 1:49 pm

    Hello everyone… I am interesting in opening a dispensary in LA area…. I need a partner or mentor. Please respond and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    • Sam August 2, 2014, 2:43 pm

      Hey dude… I am a businessman from the L.A. area as well and i have been working for awhile to start a dispensary. If you are intested in more info email me.

      • tom August 12, 2014, 2:10 pm

        hi i was interested in starting a mmj delivery can you please let me know the appropiate steps.

    • Steve August 3, 2014, 2:40 am

      Hey jason im in the same boat as you trying to start up a despenserie as well im trying to find out if you were having any luck??

    • Terrance August 25, 2014, 1:16 pm

      My name is terrance, I know investors interested in opening an dispensary in the Inland Empire Area, please contact me if you are also interested in partnering up. Thks!!!

      • Sasha December 10, 2014, 10:39 pm

        Hi my name is Sasha, I’m interested on opening the inland empire also .email if your still interested in a partnership?

    • Tucker September 4, 2014, 10:21 pm

      Hi

      Im also in the LA ara and am interested in being part of the dispensary/collective. As a grower I will be able to supply a steady stream of product. Let me know if you’re interested.

      • Andy July 9, 2015, 1:28 am

        I am currently in the process of opening a shop please hit me up I am interested and would like to check out some new strains

    • Will September 24, 2014, 11:35 pm

      Hey Jason…
      Call me if you can ..I have a location in a medical office building running a medical supply business. ..
      Let’s talk.
      My name is Will

      • mitchy November 13, 2014, 6:14 pm

        hi Will…Im interested in opening up a business..can you contact me

  • zack July 23, 2014, 8:28 pm

    yes i am a business man/Grower i have been studying the field very in depth in the past couple years i have completed most of my on grows solely on my own and I am going to open a dispensery in the state of alabama i have been following the law changes very closely in our state and figured we would be one of the last states to actually allow cannabis in our state but it seems as the tide is shifting quickly and looks like it could be next year or the next at the most there is alot of work that goes into opening a business and its not something that can just be procrastinated about so if there is anybody interested please send me an email and we will discuss further there are many opportunities available and there is no time better to start than the present

    • John August 13, 2014, 8:37 pm

      Hit me up if your serious, I am a highly motivated individual, ambitious as hell. Let’s make some money.

    • Hank October 11, 2014, 9:50 pm

      lets partner

  • Amanda July 19, 2014, 11:07 pm

    Hello all my name is Amanda and I live in Miami, I am interested in opening a business in multiple locations. I have a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration and a Master Degree in Criminal Justice. I am serious about this business opportunity if anyone is interested feel free to contact me at amandamod@yahoo.com.

    • John July 25, 2014, 12:40 pm

      Hi Amanda. My name is John and I would very much like to discuss with you the matter in which you speak of. Please email me at: lobbying@addisonwealth.com

    • Tommy Ungashick July 26, 2014, 1:25 am

      Amanda, I sent you an email via a yahoo account. You can also reach me at Thomasungashick@embarqmail.com. I think we should certainly talk and I will explain what I can bring to the table. You maybe very iinterested. Let’s make this happen. Yes, I am looking for multiple partners for this endeavor.I am in Ohio. Thank you and the best of luck to everyone.

    • Daphney September 28, 2014, 10:41 am

      Hi Amanda am a tax professional in mississippi, I would love to discuss this with you am very interested please contact me …

    • Hank October 11, 2014, 9:52 pm

      okay lets make some money i retired as a officer in california I now live in the ATL

    • Ronnie October 23, 2014, 5:55 am

      Hello Amanda, I am very interested in this business that you speak of (MMD). I am looking to open a dispensary business here in Fort Lauderdale contact me this will be big.

  • Diane July 15, 2014, 9:12 am

    Hi my name is Diane – I’m originally from Jamaica and I have lived all over the world. I would like to start a dispensary in south Florida and I would like some help and guidance and a partner. I have known the benefits of weed for a very long time. I come from a business background and this has been a longtime coming it should have NEVER taken this long to legalize this medicinal plant to help people everywhere. The benefits of Kaya is not just in smoking form, but many other forms as we’ll and I am extremely excited that there is a possibility of it becoming legal. Anyone interested please email me. I was born to be the representative of the miracle herb!

    • Amanda July 19, 2014, 10:38 pm

      Hello I am also looking to start a dispensary, I have been researching trying to get all the information I could in regards to starting one when it becomes legal in Florida. I don’t have your email but you can email me amandamod@yahoo.com.
      Thank you

    • Desha August 11, 2014, 9:22 pm

      Hello my name is Desha and I am interested in opening up a weed dispensary. .I live in south florida here is my email hit me up. .

    • Thomas August 12, 2014, 5:41 pm

      I want to start a dispensary in Washington DC I will be your business partner

  • Derek July 14, 2014, 9:26 pm

    Hey my fellow weedgowers,
    I live in Texas and hoping one day it’s coming this way but have a feeling it’s gonna be a while. I own a corporation and have been wanting to get into the Buisness but need someone with there local details and someone that can run the Buisness. I have funding and am ready to start with someone who is serious and wants to make some serious money. I am not hear to be like every other weed shop. I’m ready to revolutionize the industry.

    Email me, respond to me.
    Let’s get this thing going!!!

    • albriana July 19, 2014, 5:56 am

      What state are you located in im in Arizona and im really interested

      • Amanda July 19, 2014, 10:46 pm

        I am looking to start with anyone whose interested I am looking to expand to more than one state. email me if anyone is seriously interested.

        • larry July 23, 2014, 11:48 pm

          if anyone is interested in going into the weed business with me in the Baltimor
          e area please contact me Larry.

          • Jennifer November 5, 2014, 6:52 pm

            I live in laurel, md interested in starting this business..
            Looking for growers help advice etc.. Thanks

        • Will September 24, 2014, 11:39 pm

          Hi Amanda.
          My name is Will. I live in Los Angeles. .
          I own 2 business already. Looking to expand .
          Please call

          • Bonnie Montano January 21, 2015, 1:25 pm

            How about in Arizona?

    • Diane July 19, 2014, 1:07 pm

      Hi Derek,

      I would like to get in on the ground floor of the business, but I need backing. We should talk, email me.
      Diane

    • from Diane M. July 31, 2014, 4:20 pm

      Derek

      I live in Florida on the Gulf coast in Fort Myers, and am very interested in opening a dispensary. We vote in Nov. to approve medical marijuana and it seems that it will go through. I have always worked in an office and doing a little accounting. I have some money, but would need a partner. Florida is HOT for legal medical marijuana. Please email me and we could talk.
      .

      • Daniel September 22, 2014, 2:53 pm

        Diane,
        Located in naples. Very interested in opening a dispensary.

      • Jeff October 20, 2014, 2:51 pm

        Located in Central Florida! Very interested in discussing this further

    • Ryan C. July 31, 2014, 9:52 pm

      Derek… Glad that I found this site, and your message in this feed!!

      Anyways, I am currently in Laguna Niguel, Cali & currently have 3 people on board as backers/partners. We are about to get things rolling with this n would love to speak to you!

      Email me back man, I look forward to speaking of all the great things we can do to help others and create an “everyday” brand that will spread like wildfire to other MMJ states!

    • William August 3, 2014, 4:13 pm

      Derek I also live in Texas and have been wanting to do this for a couple of years. The problem is, I do not know where to get started. Can you email me and help me out? william.t.drackley@gmail.com thank you

    • Damian August 7, 2014, 10:39 pm

      I’m in FL and can run the biz for you. I have 20 years of sales experience 10 of which were at a management level. Contact me

    • John August 13, 2014, 8:39 pm

      If you are serious send me an email, I am a highly motivated individual. Live in AZ

    • Rob August 31, 2014, 11:05 pm

      Hi Derek(and fellow growers!), I,m Rob, I’m in Denver and a grower from way back. I’ve been here for 2 months now navigating the legal and political trends. like I mentioned, I’m a grower,and I would prefer to leave the business end of it to someone more Qualified than I. For me growing is a labor of love, and I’ve been waiting forever for the day I could do this legally

      • Jeff October 20, 2014, 2:55 pm

        Hello Rob,
        I am the type of person that is looking for someone just like you. I have a passion but it is in sales and people to people interactions. My heart and gut truly wants to open a dispensary in my area but I am now needing to find some quality growers and other sharp minded business partners to take this to the next level.
        Lets discuss

    • Tucker September 4, 2014, 9:49 pm

      Hi everyone!

      Fellow 420 enthusiast and Los Angeles California grower. Looking for people who are interested in methodically investing and expanding throughout the country as cannabis legalization increasingly expands across the United States. I and well networked in the LA with La growers who can bring many strains to the table for anyone interested in doing business with me please email asap.

      Tucker

    • Dan September 16, 2014, 10:24 am

      Hi everyone,

      Anyone who is very enthusiastic about opening a weed dispensary, please email me. I have a Business degree and interested to work with collaboration with someone who have knowledge about this industry. I have a team of friends who are interested to work as investors. So anyone who is serious about this, message asap, and lets get this going.

    • David Vidrine September 27, 2014, 7:45 am

      Hi Derek,
      I am also in Texas, close to the Houston area, and am very interested in beginning to lay ground work for being in the right position during the inevitable upcoming legalization. I envision having one solid location 100% ready the day marijuana becomes legal, to act as the root system for a tree that could spread to 4-5 major metropolitan areas throughout the state. Fortunately, I live in a small town that lies between two major cities and would be perfect for this endeavor. I work for a major oilfield operator and will have funds and time to dedicate. Please email me.
      Thanks,
      David

    • Sergio Preciado November 4, 2014, 4:21 pm

      Hi there! Me and my partner live in California and have the experience: how to open a dispensary, delivery services for medical marijuana to patients, and distribution at wholesale to independent dispensaries, private parties and individuals that run their own business.

      Please, email me any message if you could be to open this kind business in California, in my answer I will include it my phone number to talk.

    • Mecia January 8, 2015, 12:49 am

      I’m in Kansas City, MO and in 2016 we will be voting to legalize here and I am looking for someone that is willing to team up and invest in the business financially. We could up a location in one of the many popular/ trending areas of KC. I could run the business and help change the lives of the marijuana users in the Midwest with one of the best facilities to offer nothing but the best. We are well educated on the subject and business! Email me if your are serious and interested, you will be very happy!

    • Monica McGee February 14, 2015, 6:20 am

      I would like to speak with you regarding a dispensariey in NM. Please email me as NM just legalized.

  • Ashleigh June 30, 2014, 11:45 am

    Hello my name is Ashleigh. I’m 22 and I’m from Detroit Michigan. I want to open up a dispensary here in Detroit. We have them but they’re basic and have no kick (what I’ve heard). I’ve never worked with weed before BUT I LOVE MARIJUANA. I love everything about it, not just smoking it. I love learning about it, smelling it, touching it, just everything. So I came up with this idea to open up a really cool dispensary. One that’s like the BEST. I’m looking for a business partner that just as interested and committed to this as I am so please email if your interested, or comment here and we can exchange info. Thanks guys,have a great day.

    • tony July 9, 2014, 6:07 pm

      Hi I’m interested to,I live in the city to, call me

    • Mike July 13, 2014, 4:58 pm

      Ayo Ash we can get something poppin foreal, im from the city but I just moved toward the south of the state and from the sounds of it we pretty much have the same common goal… let’s talk business….

    • Austin July 28, 2014, 7:09 am

      I’m experienced in the weed business. Not just growing. I could be a good factor in a business. I just need funding and let me get to work. I baby plants and make sure quality comes first. If anyone is serious then shoot me an email. I think this can shoot upwards with the right partner

    • Olivia August 8, 2014, 10:49 pm

      I am also in the area, very interested to learn and start a business.

    • allen January 20, 2015, 7:16 pm

      Hi, I am going to open one or more dispensaries in metro Detroit. I have a lot of knowledge in the marijuana industry. I am a marijuana lover. I believe that it is the tree of life and want to share it with everyone. i am looking for like minded individuals in the area. michiganmedicalmarijuana@outlook.com
      This opportunity will not last long so do not wait!

    • Leo carver April 16, 2015, 8:01 pm

      Hello I would like to work together. I have a whole team ready for work and will do what I say. We are all ambitious open minded and hard working. And super chill. I’m always down to help others and I like to make people happy. Email me at sinsupply@icloud.com

  • Daniela June 23, 2014, 4:19 am

    Hey I’ve been doing my research on opening a despensiry and I wanna know to start how much money do I need to start????

  • Oshrat Korkos June 7, 2014, 8:42 pm

    hi,I would like to open and dispensary in maryland. Can you please help me in guide me?

    • DANKO June 22, 2014, 11:56 pm

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      • Daphney September 28, 2014, 10:49 am

        Hello am interested in partnering with someone experienced that has a dispensary already but wanting to open another with partner am a tax professional…
        Please emaIL me… let’s do business…

  • cesar June 7, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Hello I’m in the city of el monte in California how do I get a permit to open a dispenser

    • DANKO June 23, 2014, 12:22 am

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  • John Jakubec June 4, 2014, 8:22 pm

    Missouri may be medical leagle soon. How hard is it to actually start a despencery ?

  • Jessica June 3, 2014, 4:41 pm

    I am interested in opening a dispensary In Chicago and don’t know how to get started. Can anyone help me? I am hoping at one point it will become just like Denver here and one day have a smokers bar as well.

  • Jenni June 2, 2014, 10:35 am

    Hello to all! I’m here in Palm Beach, Florida. I’m very interested in opening up a dispensary. If anyone has access to land please email me @ jennimarie.c@hotmail.com so we can throw some ideas around. Only serious inquiries and those who truly care about the cause.

  • Bianca May 15, 2014, 10:02 pm

    Hey! Iv’e been looking at business opportunities surrounding legalizing of medical marijuana in the State of Georgia. Though it has not been passed YET im being pretty optomistic. I’m sure there are many things about the company that I could lear. Please get in contact. Like Ben, im needing help to scope out a plan for the future.

  • Christopher Ouellette April 26, 2014, 7:21 am

    Hello my name is Chris ouellette I don’t want a store I would like to stay low key and just uptaien a license to sell to the youth that have there medice card if the is anything you can let me knk to get started I’m all ears also my girlfriend and bother also have adhd and would love to help them and other please give me a head start on wear to start it would be grately appreciated

  • Byron March 21, 2014, 7:53 am

    I’m looking to opening a dispensary in New Jersey are there any risk TAKERS that wasn’t too jump on with me. Look for more of a silent partner.

    • Anita June 29, 2014, 11:36 am

      I would be interested in being a silent partner. Please email me back.

  • Janice March 15, 2014, 4:00 pm

    I’m a CPA that knows how to form business, and follow tax rules. I’m interested in working with someone that is good at marketing and sales to open a shop with in Florida – pending passing legislation.

    • Larry jones June 2, 2014, 8:19 am

      What’s up? I’m also trying to start a business in Florida, probably we can help each other reach our goals.

      • Noah Guy June 4, 2014, 4:30 am

        What’s up I’m noah and I’m a senior in high school, medical marijuana is where I want to go after I graduate all the way, I know how to grow and sell bit know nothing about starting a business, I’d love to tag along with you and open our own dispensary(s). Anywhere in the United states is good with me, I want to move anyways ^.^

        • Sergio Preciado November 4, 2014, 4:28 pm

          Hi Noah, Me and my partner live in California and have experience: how to open a dispensary, delivery services to patients in medical marijuana, and distribution at wholesale to independent dispensaries and individuals that run their own cannabis business.

          Please, email me any message if you are serious about this matter, in my answer I will include my phone number to talk.

          • Van Riley December 5, 2014, 3:34 pm

            Hi Sergio, i live in the Sacramento area and i am interested in opening a dispensary, i already have the partners and funding and growing contacts in place just need to know how to get started and correct steps to follow.. please contact me if your interested.

      • Amanda July 19, 2014, 10:51 pm

        Hey all I am also in Florida and looking to start up a business. Email me if you’re interested.

    • scotty June 11, 2014, 9:11 am

      hi my names scotty, and I have been in a network marketing company. very good with sales and marketing would love to partner up in florida great location to start up. unmarked territory

    • Jerod June 11, 2014, 4:06 pm

      I will be moving to the Orlando area in a month or so. Been checking into the start up for a while. Would love to chat and make this dream come alive. I have so much passion for the movement and would love to have a business partner. Hope to hear from ya soon.

    • Alex June 12, 2014, 2:26 pm

      Hello Janice.

      I would be very interested in talking to you. I have a lot of sales, and marketing experience. I also have extensive knowledge and experience in the field. I live in the Volusia county area and would like a strong partner. If your interested, please let me know.

      • Janice McDuff July 9, 2014, 11:15 pm

        Yes, I’m interested, please send me your email or phone number.

        Janice

        • Sam July 21, 2014, 5:38 pm

          Janice and Jerod I am also in the Volusia area and have some business knowledge. Please contact me to discuss this further.

    • Jade June 27, 2014, 5:23 am

      Hello,
      I am a seasoned medicinal grower who is interested in opening either delivery services or a dispensary. I am not a teenager but a proven business woman having been in retail ownership from 350 sq ft to 28,000 sq ft,as well as having been in Investor Relations/Investment Banking, etc. I love what I do and majored in college in ornamental horticulture years ago specializing in greenhouse growing and management. I currently grow outdoors but can grow in any environment, hydro, indoors, greenhouse, outdoors. If you want to talk about Florida write to me.
      Jade

      • ron June 30, 2014, 10:59 am

        Im sure you see the great market potential in florida .Im looking for partners to go into business.

      • Janice McDuff July 9, 2014, 11:16 pm

        Please send me your contact info – I would love to talk.

      • vinny August 9, 2014, 8:34 pm

        guys if you are really interested you can gimme a call in west palm beach florida Vincent thanks only true investors call plz

      • Raymond February 20, 2015, 8:15 am

        I live in central Florida and I am lookin to open a dispensary and also looking to obtain a licenses any information could help

    • Anita June 29, 2014, 1:24 pm

      Hello, I live in Tallahassee and I would be interested in joining forces with someone on a venture. I have land in the rural town of Crawfordville

      • Amanda July 19, 2014, 10:56 pm

        Hi Anita contact me at amandamod@yahoo.com I am interested I live in Miami and I am interested in starting up a business.

    • jules July 2, 2014, 8:26 am

      Hey Im in Orlando area. looking to partner up – Need like minded business person

      • Yusniel July 17, 2014, 2:33 pm

        Hello I’m moving to Orlando in a month. What kind ideas did you have in mind? I’m looking to accomplish this goal I have to open up the first weed business in Orlando. Email me if you are interested. Yusniel6449@yahoo.com

        • Caas September 24, 2014, 5:38 pm

          Whats happening I just recently moved to Orlando and we have the same vision . Opening first medical dispensary in Orlando lets do something special shoot me a email and lets talk business.

    • Will July 3, 2014, 11:20 am

      Hey, Janice! I’m Will from Southern California. I’m at the very beginning stages of researching Florida opportunities. I am extremely serious and would like to perhaps speak about where you are in your quest and if there are potential partnership opportunities. I have a wealth of experience here in California which will prove valuable for this endeavor. How can you be reached?

      • Amanda July 19, 2014, 11:00 pm

        Hi Will my name is Amanda I am here in Miami and I would like to start up a business with a partner if you are interested feel free to contact me by email amandamod@yahoo.com

      • Billy August 4, 2014, 9:59 am

        Hey Will, good to read your post. Cali people do have a big advantage because you guys have some experience to pull from. Send me a note, I would like to talk further.
        Thanks,
        Billy

    • Will July 3, 2014, 11:22 pm

      Hey, Janice! I’m Will from Southern California. I’m at the very beginning stages of researching Florida opportunities. I am extremely serious and would like to perhaps speak about where you are in your quest and if there are potential partnership opportunities. I have a wealth of experience here in California which will prove valuable for this endeavor.

      • Janice McDuff July 9, 2014, 10:36 pm

        I would be interested. Please send me your phone number or email address.

        Janice

      • jules July 10, 2014, 6:40 pm

        Hi I live in Florida and am wonderful in marketing n have some parts already aligned
        im great in sales.email me

        • Janice McDuff July 11, 2014, 5:53 pm

          Can you send me your number so we can talk?

    • Rick Hamilton July 7, 2014, 11:09 am

      I’m a hospital executive and my wife a doctor. We are looking for someone to join us in this business.
      Are you interested in talking?

      • Leanne gambino July 9, 2014, 12:20 am

        I’m a chef and my dad a retired police officer our interest is much more than financial. I have had 2 back surgeries my brother has MS I also have fybermialgia and a friend whose 11 yr old has neuroblastoma. We all are touched by someone who would benefit from the legalization and distribution of marijuana. I agree with the school of thought that in creation our planet earth holds the key and cures for all disease. If you feel that we have a connection to possibly partner up in one of probably the most important movement of a lifetime or at least of our generation please email me so we can get to know more about each other and a good fit partner wise. thanks Leanne and Jim

        • Sergio Preciado November 4, 2014, 4:36 pm

          Hi Leanne, I was reading your email. Do you know California? If are serious and interested to do medical marijuana business in California, let us know. We have
          experience: how to open a dispensary, delivery services to patients, wholesaling
          medical marijuana to independent dispensaries and individuals that own their own business.

          Please, email me any message, in my answer I will include it my phone number to talk.

      • Leanne gambino July 9, 2014, 12:27 am

        Oh and what I forgot to mention is I am a very successful sales manager and can contribute the key element of sales and marketing. I hold multiple Florida State sales licenses. Thank you again Leanne and Jim.

        • Amanda July 19, 2014, 11:03 pm

          Hi Leanna and Jim my name is Amanda and I am interested in speaking with you in becoming business partners. I have a Master Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration, I have lived in Florida all my life and if you are interested please feel free to email me at amandamod@yahoo.com

      • Janice McDuff July 9, 2014, 10:34 pm

        Definitely, please send me your email or phone number.

      • David Vidrine September 27, 2014, 8:17 am

        Hi,
        I’m responding because this post, out of all, resonates to me as having a good possibility of a group project coming to fruition. A group like this, in a business like this, has a good chance of survival and growth. My family and I live in East Tx, between Houston and Beaumont. I work for a major oilfield operator, but grew up ranching and have a green heart. Mine and my wife’s mothers are retire teachers and, with a lifetime of stress, I know exactly what prescription they need to relax and enjoy retirement. I own land that abuts a national wildlife preserve and is virtually inaccessible to outsiders, due to a 25,000 acre forest. This land is tropical in nature and very fertile. I know that Tx legalization could be 2-3 years away, but do realize that business infrastructure takes time to build correctly. Please email me if y’all are interested in a future Tx partnership.
        Thanks for your time
        David.vidrine80@gmail.com

        • Larreace January 20, 2015, 2:07 am

          Hello I am a retired firefighter from Chicago. I have relocated to Fort Worth Tx. I relocated because of the constant pain in my joint and to be near family. I am interested in all aspects of the canibis business from growing to distribution, from the legal to the pharisaical aspect. I know nothing about the Laws in Tx. or where to start. I have plenty of Idea. What I need help in is how to get from thought to paper to realization. I am most interested in learning this field. Thank you for any information that you may be able to share.

      • Leo carver April 16, 2015, 8:05 pm

        Hello my name is Leo Carver and I’m interested in working together to build a dispensary. I have connections in Hollywood California and in tampa Florida and I have my own company called sin supply company. We can definitely work together. I feel like this is a good platform to connect on. Email me at sinsupply@icloud.com

        Sent from my iPhone

      • Max May 17, 2015, 6:55 pm

        Very very interested here is my email: Firstfinestpro@aol.com. I already own the security business for the past 17 years I would love to talk further with you when you contact me I will give you my phone number and we can talk

    • Leanne gambino July 7, 2014, 1:17 pm

      Janice I am very interested in talking further w you. My name is Leanne I am a licensed realtor and hold a 215 life health and annuities. I know sales and marketing. I’m also a chef (culinary degree). My father and I are interested in cultivation and edibles. I’m in central florida.

      • Janice McDuff July 9, 2014, 10:32 pm

        Send me your number or email. Again, I know the business side – I’m am extremely weak on sales/marketing. I think we would make a good team.

      • jules July 10, 2014, 6:44 pm

        Well janice
        looks like we have edibles. Cpa and a doctor n I am very very good in sales
        I have a grower ready just need plan in place n ready to go email me

    • Billy August 4, 2014, 9:36 am

      Janice, good to see your post. Having a CPA to partner with is very appealing. I have startup capital, some land and a business background.
      Shoot me a msg, I would like to talk further.
      Billy

    • Jeff October 20, 2014, 2:59 pm

      Good Afternoon,

      I am located in Central Florida and have sales, marketing, photography and design history. I have worked at the same job for 14 years and I am very interested in expanding my future to this wonderful cause. Lets talk

  • ben February 2, 2014, 4:10 pm

    patrick, im about your sme age with the same dreams of opening a dispensary, i am a central michigan university student and am educated on the medical marijuana regulations and such, im also looking to link up with an ambitous bussiness partner. bartn1be@cmich.edu is the email, lets talk.

    • RONALD May 8, 2014, 6:06 am

      I would like to help people with there illness and not get them dependant on drugs. I live in Michigan and think this will be the next city to legalize Marijuana.

  • jose November 16, 2013, 12:36 pm

    I would like to do the same…..but where do I start?

  • Patrick October 12, 2013, 2:48 pm

    I am currently a college student at the University of Florida and i was looking into the medical marijuana laws that are set to be voted on in November of 2014! I began investigating and decided that i would want to open up a dispensary in south Florida once I graduate. Its a hard decision because marijuana is still illegal in Florida, and medical marijuana is still far from being legal here. I want to open up a dispensary not for the money or the abundance of marijuana, but the fact that i’ll be helping patients who need medical marijuana and that I would be providing them with that medical care. The dreadful thought of “what if they vote it down” has gone through my head a few times, and i was wondering if moving to a state with medical marijuana would be worth the adventure? I was also wondering how much it would be to start a dispensary? I could go on for days asking questions about starting a dispensary because its just so foreign to the south eastern part of the United States, but if anyone could help me with any questions or provide feedback that would be great. Thanks!

    • Djames January 21, 2014, 8:54 pm

      Patrick,
      it’s now January 2014 and it looks like we’ll have the signatures to get a vote in Nov.
      As long as the court OK’s the “wording”??? We are waiting on them.
      Send me an email about starting up a co-op in Fla. when it does pass. No law against researching the future.
      djamesatl@yahoo.com

      • Jonathan March 3, 2014, 2:20 am

        I’m also very interested I’m this matter, I live in south florida, I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I’ve done research but feel I’m lacking knowledge on the matter, but if you guys want to talk and start planing I’ve got a couple guys that are in too,

        Email me, twinacid@bellsouth.net

        Look forward to talking

      • Jennifer Tomlinson March 10, 2014, 4:09 am

        Hi patrick my name is Jennifer Tomlinson an I’ve been awaiting the day florida legalizes green. There is 2 main reasons for why I wanna open a dispenser of medical green for the state of Florida. Back In 1999 my father was arrested for the cultavation of green he had fields in Fargo Georgia he used his hunting camp as a decoy to hide what he done for a living as long as I can remember my father always talked about his farm an how great his aka tomato plants were doing as if I really new what a pot plant looked like. My father took pride in farming his pot plants witch he sold to 3 states so he had a pretty big buissness. It all came to an end as the FBI took him down, my father was looking at the rest of his life behind bars so he changes his name an fled to Mexico. For 12 or 13 years my father lived over there in such poor conditions, he made a new life an new family an left us behind I talked to him maybe 10 times in the 12 to 13 years. My father missed everything an being daddy’s lil girl it hurts. Last year In august my father got really ill so my oldest brother tried to get him home with out the government knowing who he was needless to say he ended up turning himself in. My fathers health went down hill very instantly an in jan of this year my father past away. I got to see him before the past an his health deteareated. I missed his funeral on purpose cause I wanted to remember him how he was the last time I saw him for the first time in 13 years. My father missed out on everything he’s never meet my 8 year old daughter. I’m very very disgusted with our government for taking my father from me so I wanna give back to him by turning my 5 acers of land he gave me in white springs florida into a grow farm despencery for medical marajanna an call it t-bone nation from story’s I hear bout his pot it was truely the best around I wish I could get back all the time that was taken from us but unfortunately all I can do is move forward so my father is the main reason I want to start this company an I want to donate proceeds to family’s that had there loved ones taken from them cause grew medicine to help others. My father was not in it for the money he lived as if he was poor he knew that this mighty plant sent from our lord was medicine. My father mike Tomlinson never even took a Tylenol for pain he was this dedicated to the pot an was sure it helped in so many ways for so many illnesses way before any government started broadcasting what pot was good for. My father deserves an award an before my time is here to go to heaven to be with him I will if in my power make sure my story is herd every where. If u can please point me in the right direction to get stared on this despencery or anything at all please I need some guidance. Thank u for taking the time to read my long comment. My e-mail is Jen.tomlinson83@ gmail.com or friend request me jennifer Tomlinson thanks bunches

    • Jessica Marie May 30, 2014, 10:38 am

      I am dreaming of the same thing! My mother works for a cancer center and she is so passionate when it comes to her patients. It hurts her to see them in so much pain and discomfort. We are looking forward to Florida legalizing marihuana so we can help her patients and many others like them by opening a dispensary in central Florida. I’m currently looking into information about licenses and steps I have to take to get this done. If anyone can help I’d greatly appreciate it. Jshiine813@gmail.com

  • ethanjohn September 6, 2013, 1:30 pm

    I want to open a dispensary in phoenix, can you help

  • ulysses bogard August 15, 2013, 9:23 am

    Im in Cleveland ohio how to get license to sale marijuana

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