How much does it cost to get a cannabis dispensary license in California? This is a question that is commonly asked by entrepreneurs who are looking to venture into the legal cannabis market in the Golden State. However, this question can never be answered in one simple sentence, even a full- length article will not do justice. However, I will attempt to guide you through the cost ramifications of obtaining a license in California in this brief article. I will also guide you to all the resources that you will need to fill in any knowledge gaps or answer any questions that may come up along the way. The best way to approach this is through a question and answer format that addresses dispensary costs from different angles, most importantly the cost of obtaining a license.
In case you have been wondering whether you will be able to restock on cannabis, here is a state-by-state guide to cannabis dispensaries and COVID-19 restrictions that apply to them. COVID-19 has grounded businesses to a halt due to stay at home orders and other restrictions, with the exception of essential commerce and transportation businesses. Does cannabis qualify as an essential service? Of course it does, but that may not be what your state thinks. As much as you can order from Eaze, Greenflow, or any other cannabis delivery service, it is important to know how your local dispensary has been affected by the pandemic. Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 restrictions by state.
ArkansasMedical cannabis deliveries are available in this state. However, curbside ...
10 states may legalize marijuana in 2020; this will happen if the ongoing conversations remain as positive as they have been in the last couple of months.
Currently, 11 states plus the District of Colombia have legalized adult-use marijuana while 33 states plus D.C have legalized medical marijuana. It will come as no surprise if these figures shoot to 21 and 35 respectively by the end of 2020.
Marijuana legalization in 2020 may take a different tangent than has been witnessed in the past. For starters, the new states coming on board will have picked a few learning points that will reduce teething problems in crafting marijuana laws. We expect to see better laws right from the start and simpler execution of marijuana programs in these states.
Secondly, some states may take a ...
Let’s talk about California marijuana laws in 2020. Below, you’ll find a complete rundown on everything you need to know about California’s marijuana laws in 2020. Whether you’re a visitor to the Golden State or local looking to try marijuana for the first time, it’s important to be mindful of California’s unique marijuana rules and regulations.
Is Marijuana Legal In California?Before we get into the legislative details of medical and recreational cannabis laws in California, we must answer the burning question on everyone’s mind, “is marijuana legal in California.” The short answer is: yes. Weed is legal for both medical and recreational purposes. Adults over 21 and medical cardholders 18 and older can grow, buy, and possess marijuana. Minors with medical conditions can get a ...
The Vermont House of Representatives completed its approved of a recreational marijuana bill on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The passing of the bill opens up the door to an estimated $130 to $160 million Vermont market within five years of launch according to cannabis analysts’ estimates.
From Committees To House ApprovalSenate Bill 54 had gone through multiple committees during the past few weeks. The bill made its way through the House Government Operations, Ways & Means and Appropriations panels. Each committee amended and passed the legislation. Senate Bill 54 initially passed the house with a vote of 90-54 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, but needed an additional vote to clear the chamber. Vermont’s Senate had previously voted 23-5 on the bill. On Thursday, the bill ...
Illinois’ medical patient count has seen a remarkable increase after adult-use legalization took effect. In the three weeks following the start of weed legalization in Illinois, the state has had 2,573 patients apply for a medical marijuana card from Jan. 1 to 17. The number is up from 1,922 during the same time period in December.
Illinois Dispensaries Increase StaffFollowing the surprising increase of medical marijuana patients in the state, some medical marijuana dispensaries have had to hire more staff to meet the growing demand. Innovative Wellness in Chicago had to make changes in their staffing to help the ramped-up number of prospective patients looking to apply or just ask questions. “We used to be certifying about 100 patients a week, and now it has ...
The 2020 year looks promising for the marijuana industry and these states are likely to legalize recreational cannabis in 2020. There are a many US states trying to put cannabis initiatives or amendments on their November ballots, but the following US states seem the likeliest to legalize recreational or medical marijuana in 2020. These States Are Likely to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in 2020 according to recent studies.
Arizona Recreational CannabisBack in the year 2016, Proposition 205 would have legalized adult-use cannabis in Arizona, but it missed the required mark by just 2%. Recent polling in Arizona is finding that more than half of Arizona residents support recreational cannabis in Arizona. More than 193.000 Arizona residents have medical ...
Illinois retailers drew $3.2 million in legal pot sales on the first day of sales in 2020. More than 77,000 customers braved the long, first-day lines to be a part of a historic moment. That comes to about $41 spent per person. On the first day, 37 dispensaries, including nine in Chicago, met the ferocious demand for legal weed. Illinois historic sales numbers were made possible by a large number of retailers open on the first day of 2020. New Year’s Day, is a common vacation day for many individuals, giving many cannabis consumers the time needed to wait in the hours-long lines at recreational shops. Illinois’ first day sales are a sign of things to come. The state’s burgeoning marijuana market is expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2023.
Long Lines are No ProblemChicago ...
A Tulsa woman opens marijuana-based bakery after medical marijuana saves her life, Tiffanie Dartez has multiple sclerosis and says she struggles awfully with chronic pain, nausea, and muscle spasms. Dartez told FOX23 she was addicted to opioids for years until 10 years ago when she tried medicinal cannabis. “The ringing in my ears stopped, and I was able to sit with my kids and color instead of being somewhere in pain," Dartez says. “It’s life-changing when you realize a plant can make you a better person.”
Marijuana BakeryThe name of her marijuana-based bakery is Dartez White Rabbit Medicinals and it is located near East 25th Place and Sheridan in Tulsa Oklahoma. At their marijuana-based bakery they make cannabis butters, cannabis oils with THC in them, the ...
If you’re interested in Florida’s rapidly growing cannabis market, here’s a year in review and forecast for 2020. 2019 was a massive success for Florida’s medical marijuana and hemp industry in terms of revenue, job opportunities, and increased access to smokeable products. Floridians will continue to fight for recreational use in 2020.
January 2019In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Florida lawmakers an ultimatum to remove the ban on smokeable medical cannabis. During the announcement, he said, “whether they [patients] have to smoke it or not, who am I to judge that? I want people to be able to have their suffering relieved. I don’t think this law is up to snuff.”
February 2019In February, consultant and banker Holly Bell was appointed to be the state’s first ...
A petition has been filed to legalize recreational cannabis in Oklahoma.
The petition was filed on December 12th, and it is known as State Question 806.
State Question 806 would add an amendment to the Constitution that would allow people in Oklahoma that are 21 years of age and older to buy marijuana recreationally in the state.
Oklahoma could then benefit from the taxes generated from taxing the sale of cannabis in the state.
A petition has been filed in an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma has has a fast growing medical marijuana system in place now for over a year and many residents have been granted dispensary licenses, many of whom had little experience in the industry and who are struggling to find their way.
Online marijuana ...
It’s no surprise that Michigan’s first-day recreational cannabis sales were strong this past Sunday, Dec. 1, marking the inauguration of the state’s adult-use market. Starting at 10 a.m., a few lucky customers got a chance to purchase from a legal, albeit limited, inventory of cannabis flower and cannabis-infused products. Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 back in November 2018, making Michigan the tenth state in the nation to legalize recreational pot. Anyone over the age of 21 can buy, possess, and use cannabis and grow up to 12 plants for personal use. Just a year over legalization and Michigan residents are flocking to retailers in droves.
$221,000 in Total SalesOn the very first day of Michigan’s recreational marijuana market, customers spent a total of $221,000, ...
The country is celebrating now that Michigan pot sales have started and Illinois is next. As of Sunday, Dec. 1st, just after 10 a.m., adult-use cannabis became legal in Michigan. Another Midwestern state, Illinois, is ramping up for legal sales at the beginning of 2020.
Michigan shops got a head start when Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced that medical shops licensed to sell recreational cannabis could start selling as soon as December 1st with up to 50 percent of inventory that had been sitting on shelves for at least 30 days.
While Michigan’s recreational shops may have started off with limited adult-use inventory, the future looks bright for its estimated 1.5 million-person cannabis market. Illinois shops are set to open on New Year’s Day. If you’re ...
Michigan is set to have 3 recreational cannabis stores to open on December 1st.
The state issued recreational cannabis licenses to an additional 2 businesses in Ann Arbor Michigan and customers will be able to shop at them on December 1st.
Michigan expects many more recreational cannabis shops to open within 2020 in Michigan as well.
Bartek Kupczyk, the retail sales director at Greenstone dispensary after hearing they hd received the recreational licensing approval said “Everything has kind of been working towards this goal for a long time. Now with the movement of adult use, for those of us who know cannabis and who love cannabis, it’s a major milestone here in Michigan.”
A second recent dispensary in Ann Arbor to receive the recreational cannabis license, Arbor Wellness, is ...
In the midst of record snowfall in the state, Michigan’s adult-use cannabis sales are set to start on December 1, 2019. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 that the state’s adult-use marijuana sales could begin on December 1, 2019. Until recently, industry experts predicted that the recreational market would roll out by the spring of next year. Early adult-use sales will be a boom for consumers and businesses.
BackgroundMichigan voters approved Proposal 1, also known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, on November 6, 2018 allowing adults over the age of 21 to purchase, possess, and use cannabis and cannabis-infused products, as well as cultivate the plant for personal consumption. The MRA began accepting business ...