STARTING A CANNABIS BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA

New regulations in California which became law last November 8, 2016 has allowed recreational marijuana businesses in the state. It has provisions for:

 Marijuana manufacturers
 Retail stores selling marijuana
 Marijuana testing facilities
 Marijuana 
cultivators
 Distributors of marijuana

Right now, regulators are given until January 1, 2018 to start issuing licenses for the aforementioned types of businesses. Unfortunately, California still has not indicated the dates for the application period. 

So if you are interested in starting a marijuana business in California, you need to prepare and arm yourself with all essential info. You should: 


✓ Familiarize yourself with the state laws and regulations pertaining to marijuana businesses.
✓ Decide what type of business you will venture into. 
✓ Create a business plan, particularly if you intend to seek financing.

A few things you need to now about Marijuana Cultivation,  Product Manufacturing and  Delivery Service

Legal Marijuana Cultivation in California

The process is similar to starting a retail store except that you will need to set up contracts with delivery services, dispensaries and product manufacturers who will need a marijuana grower for their own business.

Marijuana 
Delivery Service 
in California

You will need to have a contract with product manufacturers and cultivators who will be growing marijuana for you if you don’t want to include farming as part of your business.

Marijuana Product Manufacturing Business in 
California

You will need to set up contracts with marijuana dispensaries and marijuana delivery services who will be delivering your products to consumers.

Opening a Marijuana Retail Store

California allows you to open a marijuana retail store but since the state gives local municipalities the power to place moratoriums or ban this kind of business, you need to check with the city/town/county you plan to set up shop.

In any case, you’ll need to create a business plan for your marijuana retail store and setup the corporate structure of your company. Decide on the location by finding out whether licensing is allowed in the city or county you’re eyeing.

California allows you to open a marijuana retail store but since the state gives local municipalities the power to place moratoriums or ban this kind of business, you need to check with the city/town/county you plan to set up shop.