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How do I get a license for a cannabis business?
If you’re looking to start a cannabis business, the first step is obtaining the necessary licenses and permits. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know:
1. Determine the legal requirements in your state: Each state has its own set of laws and regulations regarding cannabis businesses. Visit your state’s regulatory agency website to find out what licenses are required, and what the application process entails.
2. Choose your business structure: Decide whether you want to form a corporation, LLC, or sole proprietorship. Each has its own benefits and
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If you’re a cannabis entrepreneur in Kentucky, you may be wondering how to get started with opening a dispensary now that Kentucky is poised to legalize medical cannabis with legislation passing out of the Senate. Kentucky Senate Bill 47, which passed in March 2023, and now the Kentucky house must pass it for medical marijuana to be legal in Kentucky. The Bill allows for the use and possession of medical marijuana by qualifying patients in the state.
Here’s what you need to know about opening a dispensary in Kentucky:
With the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky, many entrepreneurs are
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With the legalization of adult use cannabis in Maryland, many aspiring entrepreneurs are eager to open a dispensary and tap into this emerging market. However, obtaining a dispensary license is no walk in the park. There are several crucial steps and requirements that must be met before an individual can legally open a dispensary in Maryland. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of opening a dispensary in Maryland, from obtaining a pre-approved application to navigating local zoning ordinances. Read on to learn more.  And if you need a Maryland Cannabis Industry Lawyer, check out this
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Missouri Cannabis License Application
In Missouri, individuals who wish to apply for a marijuana license must do so through the Department of Health and Senior Services. The The department shall charge each applicant seeking an available medical or marijuana facility license an application fee to be submitted with the application.
The department shall publish the current fees, including any adjustments, on its website at However, if an applicant meets all criteria for a microbusiness facility license and has no pending or future legal actions, the Department may refund the application fee if they do not win the lottery.
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Maryland Cannabis License Applications are coming for late 2023 if House Bill 556 passes and becomes law. Maryland voters legalized cannabis for adult use in the 2022 election, which required the legislature to create an enabling statute. House Bill 556 provides for how the state will legalize cannabis.  In this article we go over how many licenses will be available and what type of application is required to get a license in Maryland.
Maryland Cannabis License Application Requirements:
To be considered for a license, social equity applicants must meet certain qualifications, pay an application fee, and submit an application developed
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Applying for a New York Cannabis License
The Office of Cannabis Management Cannabis Control Board (CCB) of New York has applications for cannabis adult use licenses.  We will examine what we know about the rules and regulations for the business license application process in NY. We base this information on the regulations for Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensaries (CAURD).
The primary goal of these regulations is to create a fair and equitable cannabis application that offers business opportunities for those affected by the War on Drugs to participate in the legal cannabis industry. By prioritizing individuals and families with cannabis convictions,
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If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of cannabis in Illinois, you need to contact an Illinois cannabis DUI attorney as soon as possible.  In fact, our offices have received calls from possible clients while the police officer approached their vehicle about a possible DUI arrest.  A knowledgeable and experienced lawyer in this field can help protect your rights and ensure that your case progresses properly through the legal system.
A cannabis DUI lawyer can provide experienced and informed legal guidance that covers all aspects of a cannabis DUI. From evaluating the evidence against you about the
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Are you an ambitious entrepreneur looking to get involved in the cannabis industry? If you live in Minnesota,  your chance is coming soon. The state has recently introduced a bill that is moving fast through the legislature, with a chance to pass in 2023. 
With an application process that can seem overwhelming at first glance, it’s important to know what all requirements must be met before submitting the completed package. In this blog post, we will discuss How to Apply for A Cannabis Retailer License in Minnesota!
How to Apply for A Cannabis Dispensary License in Minnesota
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Ready to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Texas? You must first complete the complex Texas dispensary License Application. The Lone Star State lawmakers just recently passed legislation (House Bill 1365) that will allow the sale of medicinal marijuana. But getting your Texas dispensary license is no easy feat – not only do you have to meet certain qualifications, but you’ll also have to fill out and submit a lengthy application as well. Luckily, we’ve got all the information needed for entrepreneurs who are interested in pursuing this opportunity. Follow this guide to ensure a successful Texas Dispensary License Application
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Soon a Washington Social Equity Cannabis License Application will be released to the public. The Washington State Legislature passed E2SHB 2870, which established a cannabis social equity program. The Social Equity in Cannabis Task Force will develop policies and recommendations to improve social equity in the cannabis industry licensing process as part of the program. This bill creates a new status of “social equity applicant” for marijuana retailer licenses. The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) gives priority to social equity applicants who have “social equity plans” for available marijuana retailer licenses, including up to 34 licenses that are subject to
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Illinois Cannabis Dispensary Lottery 2023
In order to get a dispensary in Illinois in 2023, you will need to apply on time and meet a few qualifications. You must be social equity as defined under new regulations. If you cannot meet the requirements of social equity you can not play the lottery to win one of 55 new Illinois cannabis dispensary licenses being awarded in 2023.  We will explain how to qualify for eligibility and provide help to those hopefuls that want to open a dispensary in IL.  Contact our offices for help getting into the lottery, or after you
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What are Missouri Marijuana Microbusiness Licenses?
Starting in 2023, people over the age of 21 in Missouri may apply for a license to cultivate, manufacture, and dispensary marijuana products as a Marijuana microbusiness. In order to apply for a microbusiness license, you must be eligible under the law to obtain either the Microbusiness Dispensary License, or the Microbusiness Wholesale License.  The Microbusiness Wholesale license can cultivate and manufacture marijuana products and sell them to another Microbusiness Dispensary License.  The Microbusiness Dispensary license can buy marijuana from Microbusiness Wholesalers and retail them at their locations.  Contact our offices for help finding
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What is a social equity joint venture?
Connecticut defines a Equity Joint Venture (EVJ) as a business entity, partnering with a licensed producer, DIA cultivator or dispensary facility, that is at least 50 percent owned and controlled by an individual or individuals who:

  • Had an average household income of less than 300 percent of, or three times, the state median household income over the last 3 tax years

AND, either

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It can be difficult to obtain a loan for your cannabis business. The industry is still relatively new and because of the legal landscape, many banks and traditional lenders are hesitant to work with cannabis companies. However, there are some options available for those looking to finance their cannabis business. In this article, we’ll explore a few ways to get funding for your cannabis company.
The cannabis industry is growing rapidly as more and more states legalize the use of marijuana. This presents a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business in this burgeoning industry.
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When you’re starting a cannabis company, one of the most important things you’ll need to figure out is how to raise funds. This can be a daunting task, but it’s essential to your success. In this article, we’ll discuss the different ways you can go about getting funding for your business. We’ll also look at some of the pros and cons of each method so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. So read on and learn everything you need to know about how to raise money for your cannabis company!
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New York Conditional Adult use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) License
150 CAURD licenses for qualified Justice Involved applicants will be issued in New York by the Office of Cannabis Management.  These dispensary licenses are going to be awarded only to eligible individuals pursuant to Section 116 of the rules.  These are the only New York dispensaries issued in 2022. 
What documents will I need to apply for a CAURD license?
The application will ask for information about the applicant and all “true parties of interest” in the applicant.
True parties of interest include persons:

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