Idiot's Guides: Starting & Running a Marijuana Business, 1st Edition

  • Debby Goldsberry
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  • ISBN-10: 1465469850
  • ISBN-13: 9781465469854
  • DDC: 633.79
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Legal marijuana is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, and aspiring entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit to get in on the "green rush". However, while starting any new business can be challenging, starting one in an emerging field with a new and changing legal landscape can be downright daunting. But whether your ambition is to start a grow facility or cannabis dispensary, this guide will help you navigate this complex industry with careful planning and special considerations to make the most of your new venture.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction to the Green Rush.
1: History of Marijuana Commerce.
2: Why Open a Marijuana Business?.
3: Types of Marijuana Businesses.
4: Medical Marijuana vs. Adult Personal Use.
5: Marijuana Products.
Distilling Your Concept.
6: Federal, State, and Local Policies.
7: Creating Your Company.
Building the Foundation of Your Marijuana Business.
8: Incorporation Logistics.
9: Creating a Business Plan.
10: Securing Your Start-Up Funds.
11: Negotiating Your Lease.
Setting Up Your Cultivation Facility.
12: Choosing Your Genetics and Growing Method.
13: Designing Your Grow Space.
14: Elements for Growth.
Dispensary Operations and Management.
15: Designing Your Facility.
16: Building Your Dispensary’s Menu.
17: Supply Purchasing.
18: Providing Medical Marijuana to Patients.
Heavy Lifting: Accounting, Human Resources, and Marketing.
19: Recruiting and Hiring Employees.
20: Managing, Training, and Retaining Employees.
21: Managing Your Accounting Plan.
22: Create a Winning Marketing Plan.
Appendix A Glossary.
Appendix B Resource List for Advocates.
Appendix C Legalities Checklists.
Appendix D Sample Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
About the Author.