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Want to know How To open a marijuana dispensary or retail recreational pot shop? This is the dream of many people wanting to get in the cannabis industry. As you will learn in the How to Open and Manage a Medical Marijuana Dispensary course at Cannabis Training University, there are may facets to know before doing so.

Career Outlook for Opening a Marijuana Retail Store or Dispensary

The career outlook for opening a retail medical marijuana business is strong, mainly due to the increased acceptance of cannabis across the United States, and the tax benefits that states like Colorado are experiencing. The top grossing dispensaries in the United States have sales in the $40 million a year range.

Harborside Medical in Oakland and San Jose California is most often considered the industry leading medical marijuana operation. It should be noted though, that these financial numbers are not realistic for most medical marijuana businesses. In fact, the average marijuana dispensary does around $100,000 a year in sales.

Costs to Open a Marijuana Dispensary

There are many costs associated with opening a medical marijuana business or recreational pot shop.

Real estate, hiring staff, licensing fees, commuter software, inventory, store equipment, marketing, legal and accounting help, packaging, etc.

Some investors spend as much as $1,000,000 before opening the door to their new retail store.

Dispensaries that have their own cultivation room on premises are the most expensive to start, but also make the most profit.

If you are interested in starting a medical marijuana dispensary or recreational shop, it is highly advisable to also set up your own grow area to produce much of your inventory.

In California dispensaries can purchase all of their cannabis from local growers. Dispensaries in California have been opened for as little as $50,000, whereas the national average investment to open a marijuana business after all incurred expenses is around $500,000.

CTU’s Favorite Dispensaries Are:

Harborside Health Center
1840 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA
(888) 994-2726

Sunset Herbal Corner
7225 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 851-5554

Green Dragon Colorado
Medical Cannabis Company
1420 Devereux Rd.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 230-9057

Fusion Medical Marijuana
1602 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA
(206) 402-3957

Columbia City Holistic Health
1043 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 725-1040

Oregon’s Finest
1327 NW Kearney St.
Portland, OR 97209
(971) 254-4765


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Maine Wellness
221 Dirigo Drive
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 992-0551

4 Wellspring Rd
Biddeford, ME 04274
(207) 602-6130

Bloom Dispensary
14 S 41st Pl
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 396-5757

Southern Arizona Integrated Therapies
112 S Kolb Rd
Tucson, AZ
(520) 886-1003

The Giving Tree Wellness Center
21617 N 9th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
(623) 242-9080

High Mountain Health Dispensary
1250 S Plaza Way
Flagstaff, AZ
(928) 774-5467

The Green House Dispensary
8160 W Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ
(623) 385-1310

OM of Medicine
112 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 369-8255

Green Planet
700 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 845-2172

Depot Town
35 E Cross St
Ypsilanti, MI
(734) 340-2941

Herbal Solutions
124 W Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI
(734) 487-8421

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Ann Arbor Wellness Collective
321 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 929-2602

People’s Choice Alternative Medicine
2245 W Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 369-8573

Garden State Dispensary
950 US 1 N
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(848) 999-2005

GreenLeaf Compassion Center
395 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ, 07042
(973) 337-5670

Anyone interested in opening a medical marijuana business, or starting a recreational cannabis shop should visit Cannabis Training University.

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