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Dispensary Financial Models

Dispensary Financial Models

Dispensary Financial Models

Financial Planning For a Dispensary

Financial models for a dispensary detail the cash flows of the business based on either assumptions or market data from your existing operations. Financial models are often required for your dispensary application. if you do not have enough liquidity to open your dispensary, financial models are required to get investors interested in the business opportunity that dispensaries offer.  In this article, we help you understand the dispensary business, potential competition in the current market scenario, and your end customers. We will assist you in developing an exhaustive financial model and dispensary plan and will really mentor you in understanding what it takes to launch and grow solid and profit-making cannabis dispensaries.

 The dispensary financial plan is the most important document which is required to be prepared before opening a cannabis dispensary. There are seven critical areas of focus that every “business plan” should locate, so as to acquire licensing approval and captivate potential and future investors.

Over the past 10+ years, we have helped many entrepreneurs and startup owners to create solid business plans for their medical marijuana or adult use cannabis dispensaries. 

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Why You Need a Dispensary Business Plan with Financial Model

You need a dispensary model if you want to grow your business or to start a new dispensary. A dispensary business plan will encourage you to gather funding from potential investors, this enhances the chances of your business’s success.  Plus, it may be required by the state or city for your license.

Your financial dispensary business plan is a comprehensive document that should be reviewed and updated annually as your cannabis business grows.

Potential investors are going to study the financial outlook section of your business plan. This financial model consists of three key items: forecasts, financing, and future projections.dispensary financial models

This model helps you with estimated values and projections based on past results or projected future data based on assumptions from the market data. It will help you in locating sources of new capital and how to utilize the funds optimally. 

A cannabis business can be ensured about their future projections which are based on accurate data. Our experts will assist you in financial planning and resource allocation with the help of this model.

Key Elements of a Dispensary Financial Model

The dispensary financial model includes:

  • income statements, 
  • balance sheets, 
  • cash flow statements,
  • sources of funds, 
  • operating expenses, 
  • capital expenditure, and 
  • personnel scheduling.

Income Statement

An income statement is popularly called a Profit and Loss statement or P&L. It reflects the total revenues and then subtracts actual costs incurred to show whether the business is making a profit or loss.

While formatting income statements, you need to rely upon “key assumptions” For example, how many units will be sold 2 or 500? And how much sales will expand by 2% or 10% per year? The choices of assumptions will greatly influence the financial projections for your cannabis business. 

It is vital to do regular research on the real day-to-day operation of the business. Key assumptions are based on daily facts and figures of the business.

Balance Sheets

It reflects the total assets and liabilities of the business over a period of time. Suppose, you are spending $1,000,000 on a dispensary, it will not give you an immediate return. We assume it as an asset that aims to assist you to generate profits for years to come. Similarly, a bank loan of $2,000,000, doesn’t require to be paid off immediately. It comes within liability that the business will pay back over time.

Cash Flow Statement

The cash flow statement will assist the business in calculating how much investment is required to expand the business and to make sure that the business never runs out of funds.

Capital Expenditure Schedules – Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP)

Planning for the MEP system and operating expenses are vital for a cannabis business. Maintenance and replacement costs are vital if the business is running at full capacity. Planning detailed maintenance costs, system replacement or repair costs, and system life expectancy is essential to avoid unexpected shutdown/failure.

While developing your Income Statement and Balance Sheets be sure to include several of the key costs needed in starting or growing a dispensary.

Operating Expenses

There are many hidden costs of a cannabis business. No doubt, the cannabis industry is growing faster than an optimally nute’d veg plant, but there are many hidden costs and business owners need to tackle them. These operating costs are more than any typical startup – by a wide margin.

Due to the cannabis’ hybrid legal status (legal in some form in two-thirds of the American states but comes under illegal substance at the federal level), the cannabis daily operating expense schedule comes with plenty of built-in costs that several startups don’t have to struggle with.

Personnel Schedules

This schedule has payroll taxes and benefits which includes social security, medicare, FUTA, SUTA, worker’s compensation, other employee benefit program, etc.

It anticipates an annual salary increase in future years to come. The personnel schedule is vital to ascertain the future cost of the business. It is a rough draft based upon the future salaries of the business personnel.

We like to have the operating expenses and personnel expenses for dispensaries to be grouped in their own area because you cannot deduct these expenses from your taxes.  Well, you can, but the IRS will audit you and the costs are just too great. 

Startup Funds, Operating capital, Depreciation, Amortization term

This dispensary financial report is vital to investors. It describes the sources of funds a business is raising, and how to apply these funds in the future of the business. 

It is a brief representation of the facts and figures that how much is needed to raise. Various elements like sources of funds like owner’s equity, long or short-term liabilities, operating capital, fixed assets, etc.

Cannabis Dispensary/Retail Model

Custom made and instant access

Our financial dispensary model will give you instant access to all the future projections, facts, and revenue. The model is very much customizable. Put your own assumptions and the model will automatically create a set of future projections.

Easy to read

The dispensary model can easily be managed without you being a pro in excel. Simply put the data in the key assumptions and the model will give to the project future graph. Prior knowledge of financial details, VBA, or excel expertise is not required. Our financial gurus have created a comprehensive model that will make your job easy. We update it all the time and you get the updates during your engagement with our firm. 

Summaries and operational metrics

This dispensary model gives you revenue generation plans, expense forecasts related to COGS and administrative costs. It has a built in customizable income statement, cash flow statement and P&L.You can use it for future pitches and presentations.

Business Succession Planning with Trusts-3This article aims to help the dispensary owners by explaining the structure of the financial model and its return.

This template helps you in making important decisions about the cannabis business. It is the best “plug-and-play” template which is very adaptable and gives you the right to manage or edit the key assumptions depending upon the nature of your cannabis business,

Forecasting cash flows for your dispensary

 It calculates the business forecasts automatically. A perfect tool to evaluate and understand your cannabis venture, a one-stop solution to all your initial problems. This tool can be used to lure prospective investors. The cannabis business is not easy, investors need solid data and projections to invest.

Conclusion

We covered a lot about how important a financial model is for your dispensary business. This model gets refined over time as you are actually in operation.  We’ve made lots of models and explain all of them in better detail in our content you get after you buy one of them, and we are having a webinar about our financial model where we explain it all. Please check it out. Feel free to contact us about your dispensary financial model needs. 

 

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How to Build Cash Flow Statement for Your Cannabis Business

How to Build Cash Flow Statement for Your Cannabis Business

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Need Help to understand your “Cash Flow Statement”? Then this is the right place for you!

The hasty growth and dynamic nature of the cannabis industry have culminated in barbarian and hyper-inflated business valuations, making it immensely tough for companies to derive in on a fair valuation as they follow to amass in the up-and-coming field. 

What can cannabis startup companies do to offset overinflated valuations? The best way is to have a better understanding of what their investors are aiming for when they originally evaluate a company for an upcoming potential merger and latest acquisition deal.

On any given day, cash flow is a top priority and challenge in the emerging cannabis industry, its advisable to scrutinize the entire process of production and sale of your product and select or categorize how one can increase the cash flow.

Before venturing upon “How to Read a Cash Flow Statement”, let’s discuss few important points to increase cash flow in the new Cannabis startup business.

Here are 3 immensely popular ways that you can heighten your cash flow starting today!

  1. Managing Inventory & Restocking Cycle Effectively

Effective management and planning of inventory is a crucial part of administering cash flow, it brings in transparency.

Holding in too much or unplanned inventory results in costly storage issues, and there is a high risk of spoilage. It drains out tons of money!

Fortunately, there are tips and tricks of STICKING AROUND ON TOP OF WEEKLY OR MONTHLY SHOPPER TRENDS, so that, if you’re a marijuana dispensary, you should be knowing how much cannabis tincture or recreational marijuana stock to have ready to sell.

Regular studies of daily newsletters and financial models related to the Cannabis Industry will help you in understanding the graph regarding how to maintain an optimum level of inventory.

It is vital to maintain good ties between cultivators, producers, retailers, and customers. There should be a clear account of the current stock, and general restocking cycles, these should be properly outlined in your organization’s BUSINESS PLAN.

  1. Reduce Order Rejection With Proper Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Miscommunication issues between cultivators, producers, and retailers related to compliance documentation, labeling or packaging delays, or late payment by retailers can break the delivery and demand cycle.

A crystal clear and well-planned “Standard Operation Process” in place, from your company’s annual plan to daily operations, can help in tapping the cash flow. But to minimize bottlenecks in every transaction, you can build a communication process to rearrange orders and complaints.

  1. Important Factors in Payment Term

Cash flow is a major concern in the growing cannabis industry. Fortunately, there are facilities, like OUTSOURCED CFOS, and innovative platforms like Point of Sale technology are making the legal process for cash regulations smoother.

 280E LAW prohibits new cannabis startups from opening a bank account at any federally backed bank. This makes it difficult to apply for a bank account or simply open a bank account. Cannabis startup relies heavily on investors.

So, not only is initial funding a challenge, but payment terms can be difficult to keep up with, as well. Planning an easy payment term can help reducing cash burn.

In simpler terms, a cash flow statement audits how much amount of money flows into the Cannabis business, in the form of income, and out of the business, in the form of expenses.

Ways to Ascertain Value

Pinpointing the exact valuation of a business is not an exact science. Investors rely on a variety of modern methods and evaluation techniques to assist them in landing on a fair valuation of a Cannabis Business. Several approaches can be adopted in determining the exact “Cash Flow” of the Cannabis businesses.

  • Discounted Cash Flow: A Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis aims to evaluate a company’s current value based on projections or assumptions of how much money it will generate in the future period.
  • Market Transaction Method: This method projects a total company valuation by correlating the business to identical companies in the marketplace. This modern approach works efficiently related to publicly traded companies.
  • Adjusted Net Asset Method: A cannabis company’s value is resolute by analyzing the actual net value of its total assets minus any existing liabilities.
  • Revenue Multiplier/EBITDA: A cannabis company’s total net value is determined by dividing its year-end revenue multiplier ratio by its total earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).

EBITDA is currently the most widely applied valuation method in the cannabis industry today. Because EBITDA eliminates the impact of several tax restrictions under IRS tax code 280E. It permits cannabis business investors to examine the total company’s hypothetical profitability while the tax issues are eventually resolved. 

Most of the cannabis industry professionals agree that many of the tax and legal issues will be eliminated in the next five to eight years time span. The only risk associated with this method is that it can extend more than the projected timeline.

How to Determine Cash Flow Forecasts

It is an easy process and takes no time to understand the various cash flow statement elements:

Step 1. Assumptions or predetermined standards related to the forecast period

The time period can be for a week, month, year, or more. Because actual predicted costs and expenses are allocated within the forecasted time period.

Step 2. Propose your year-end estimated income

The projected income should include sales as well as other investments or loans.

If possible, one can study past sales as a starting point. However, for a brand new startup or new cannabis venture, then this will be based on the future sales prediction data. Factor in any changes in seasonal trends, or marketing activity that might have a deeper influence on sales.

In case, if the business has payment terms that are not urgent at the time of sales, such as 10, 30, or 60 days, then calculate when clients are due to pay you and when you are expecting their money to actually appear in your bank or building society account.

All these figures are important to calculate the total income for the future.

Step 3. Projection of the expected expenses of your cannabis venture

Make a complete list of all the sudden or expected outgoings. These could include expenses related to salaries, operational costs including dispensary rent, business utilities and local council tax, total marketing costs, loan repayments, and various V.A.T contributions.

There are fixed costs for example rent, but plenty of variable costs to be included. First mentioned all the fixed costs, and then assess what amount of the variable costs depending upon past experiences or assumptions in case of a new cannabis business.

Step 4. Project your predicted cash at the start of the period

If you have opening cash, this will be included in the cash flow statement.

This cash at the start of the period will be figure C.

Step 5. Use this formula to calculate your cash flow

Estimated Income – Expected Expenses + Opening Cash = cash flow total at the end of the period

If you’re aiming to project a 12-month forecast, it is very simple and quick to follow the above formula to create a 12-month (annual) forecast, by simply carrying over the cash flow total at the end of the particular period as the following month’s opening balance in total. 

A cash flow statement is a crucial financial assessment tool. Accurate calculations of estimated revenue, expense, and profit over a period of time more definite picture of the cannabis business operations.

Raising cash is more challenging now than ever before in the cannabis business.

Previously, if any of the cannabis start-up companies needed to raise cash from the market to grow their business, they would simply issue more shares of the company. But that’s no longer a feasible solution because many pot stocks have tremendously lost more than 70% of their value in the past 12 months. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) is down more than 75% (April 2020), and it holds few of the top pot stocks in North America. Smaller and newer companies are in even critical shape as stakeholders look for safer ventures or investments to hold on to.

So it is more vital to prepare a solid “Cash Flow Statement” and Business Plan to lure future investors.

A cannabis company’s balance sheet and cash flow statement help cannabis investors in deciding the future prospects of the company. It portrays and reflects how much cash a company has on hand, as well as if the company is burning cash or not.

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Virginia Cannabis Lawyer

Earlier this year, Virginia voted to legalize adult-use marijuana becoming the first southern state to do so. Under the newest legislation on the matter, home cultivation and personal possession will become legal as of July 2021, but retail sales will not begin until 2024.

In this sense, you won’t be seeing dispensaries right away, it will take a while before you are able to open one or acquire weed from them. The General Assembly still has a lot of work to do in order to establish the regulatory framework.

Virginia has four medical dispensaries, open for patients who are registered for medical use, but they can’t sell to all adults for the time being.

The Virginia Cannabis Control Authority is the entity that’s authorized to regulate every detail regarding cultivation, production and sale.

In this sense getting the right cannabis lawyer that knows the legislation, risks and trends associated with the industry is vital in order to ensure maximum success.

A cannabis lawyer must have expertise helping individuals navigate processes like civil litigation, transactional law, trademarks and -in general- business litigation.

So, if you want to get a Marijuana Business License in Virginia, here’s what you need to have in mind when hiring a Virginia cannabis lawyer.

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What can a Virginia cannabis lawyer help you with?

A cannabis lawyer in Virginia can assist with business creation and launch, marketing and advertising, packaging and labeling, banking and funding, taxation, and patents and copyrights for new strains or products.

Licensing, on the other hand, is critical. Cannabis cultivators, extractors, dispensaries, processors, and distributors are just a few of the businesses that rely significantly on permits to operate.

As early as 1979 Virginia passed legislation allowing the recommendation of cannabis for glaucoma or the side effects of chemotherapy. Nevertheless, the medical cannabis law was non-functioning because of cannabis’ status as a Schedule I substance under the CSA.

It wasn’t until 2015 that an affirmative defense against a possession charge was created by signing HB 1445 and SB 1235, allowing the possession of CBD and THC-A oil to patients who have a doctor’s recommendation for those substances for the treatment of epilepsy.

Later, in September 2018, the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy approved the application for five companies to open medical cannabis dispensaries across the state.

Even though the market isn’t active yet, a November 2020 state-led report found that a mature adult-use market in Virginia could be worth $628 million to $1.2 million annually.

In order to get into the business you need to maneuver through the regulations successfully, and for that you need the experience of a cannabis lawyer.

Every step of creating a cannabis company involves considerable maneuvering, and licensing in such a strictly regulated industry makes an expert cannabis lawyer’s regulatory skills crucial.

Further, a Virginia cannabis lawyer can be of help with advertisement and applying for trademarks and patents, which is of major importance when you’re starting a business in order to establish your brand.

Further, you’d probably need a good cannabis business plan to go along with your license application.

What should you look for when hiring a Virginia cannabis lawyer?

It is critical to find proven experience in the industry while looking for a reputable cannabis attorney for your startup cannabis organization. Despite the fact that cannabis business attorneys are relatively new to the field, there are cannabis lawyers with expertise in the hemp and cannabis industries.

You should look for cannabis attorneys who are knowledgeable not only about the local and state laws, but also about federal law.

Furthermore, the best cannabis attorneys will be able to provide contacts and advice in the cannabis industry, as well as participate in lobbying and legislative activities.

This allows you and your company to remain current on cannabis, marijuana, and hemp developments, as well as changes in the law.

Cannabis licensing, regulatory enforcement, and administrative cases can all be handled by a cannabis lawyer.

They can also help with everything from company formation to mergers and acquisitions to risk management and dissolution.

So, in short, you should be wary of the attorney’s credentials and experience.

Make informed decisions to avoid costly errors: Collateral Base’s cannabis and CBD industry attorneys represent a wide range of clients in the marijuana and hemp sectors, as well as the CBD market. We continue to be involved in cannabis-related policy activity and continue to represent hemp and legal cannabis businesses.

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Ohio Cannabis Lawyer

Are you from the buckeye state and want to establish a cannabis business? Having a good cannabis lawyer in Ohio makes the difference between getting a license or not.

Even though Ohio’s medical marijuana market had a bumpy start, the market has a bright future ahead in terms of its prospects for long-term sales.

As the market has a limited licensing structure and a large population, experts estimate the market could go as high as $400 million by the end of this year.

Also, there is a good chance for adult-use legalization to happen in the near future, so there are even more chances to enter the market.

In this sense getting the right cannabis lawyer that knows the legislation, risks and trends associated with the industry is vital in order to ensure maximum success.

A cannabis lawyer must have expertise helping individuals navigate processes like civil litigation, transactional law, trademarks and -in general- business litigation.

So if you want to open an Ohio marijuana dispensary, or a cultivation, processor or testing facility, here’s what you need to have in mind when hiring an Ohio cannabis lawyer.

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What can an Ohio cannabis lawyer help you with?

A cannabis lawyer in Ohio can assist with business creation and launch, marketing and advertising, packaging and labeling, banking and funding, taxation, and patents and copyrights for new strains or products.

Licensing, on the other hand, is critical. Cannabis cultivators, extractors, dispensaries, processors, and distributors are just a few of the businesses that rely significantly on permits to operate.

Ohio legalized medical marijuana in 2016, although sales didn’t start until 2019. The market is often qualified as restrictive, as the hoops established by the regulations are hard to go through. However, even so, sales are hovering $5 million to $6 million a week according to recent data.

In order to get into the business you need to maneuver through the regulations successfully, and for that you need the experience of a cannabis lawyer.

In such a heavily regulated sector, every step of starting a cannabis company necessitates significant enforcement and licensing, making the regulatory skills of an experienced cannabis lawyer invaluable.

Further, a Ohio cannabis lawyer can be of help with advertisement and applying for trademarks and patents, which is of major importance when you’re starting a business in order to establish your brand.

Specifically in Ohio, you will need to be extremely wary of zoning issues, as well as complying with the phases of licensure.

Further, you’d probably need a good cannabis business plan to go along with your license application.

What should you look for when hiring an Ohio cannabis lawyer?

It is critical to find proven experience in the industry while looking for a reputable cannabis attorney for your startup cannabis organization. Despite the fact that cannabis business attorneys are relatively new to the field, there are cannabis lawyers with expertise in the hemp and cannabis industries.

You should look for cannabis attorneys who are knowledgeable not only about the local and state laws, but also about federal law.

Furthermore, the best cannabis attorneys will be able to provide contacts and advice in the cannabis industry, as well as participate in lobbying and legislative activities.

This allows you and your company to remain current on cannabis, marijuana, and hemp developments, as well as changes in the law.

Cannabis licensing, regulatory enforcement, and administrative cases can all be handled by a cannabis lawyer.

They can also help with everything from company formation to mergers and acquisitions to risk management and dissolution.

Make informed decisions to avoid costly errors: Collateral Base’s cannabis and CBD industry attorneys represent a wide range of clients in the marijuana and hemp sectors, as well as the CBD market. We continue to be involved in cannabis-related policy activity and continue to represent hemp and legal cannabis businesses.

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Michigan Cannabis Lawyer

Michigan Cannabis Lawyer

Are you from the great lake state and want to start a cannabis company or need assistance with an existing one? You probably need a Michigan cannabis lawyer.

As the cannabis industry gets more recognition and the market expands, recreational and medicinal marijuana grows in popularity.

Getting the right cannabis lawyer that knows the legislation, risks and trends associated with the industry is vital in order to ensure maximum success.

A good cannabis lawyer has to be an expert at satisfying business requirements. Applying for licensure is usually a complex process, your business must comply with federal and state laws, following ever-changing regulations.

Also, a cannabis lawyer must have expertise helping individuals navigate processes like civil litigation, transactional law, trademarks and -in general- business litigation

The truth is, getting your cannabis business on the right foot may be really hard without the proper guidance, so it is recommended for you to contact an expert on the matter if you want to succeed.

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What can a Michigan cannabis lawyer help you with?

A Michigan cannabis lawyer can help with business startup and formation, marketing and advertisement, packaging and labeling, banking and funding, taxation, and patents and copyrights on new strains or products.

However, licensing is of upmost importance. Cultivators, extractors, dispensaries, processors, and distributors are a few of the cannabis companies that rely heavily on licensing. 

Although recreational cannabis has been legal since 2018, the laws that govern medical and recreational cannabis are not static, in fact, regulations tend to change as time pass by.

Cannabis attorneys support individuals and cannabis businesses with a variety of procedures and acts.

In such a heavily regulated sector, every step of starting a cannabis company necessitates significant enforcement and licensing, making the regulatory skills of an experienced cannabis lawyer invaluable.

Further, a Michigan cannabis lawyer can be of help with advertisement and applying for trademarks and patents, which is of major importance when you’re starting a business in order to establish your brand.

Specifically in Michigan, you will need to be extremely wary of zoning issues, as well as complying with the phases of licensure.

Knowing how to get prequalified is vital, for which you need to assemble the right team.

Further, you’d probably need a good cannabis business plan to go along with your license application.

What should you look for when hiring a cannabis lawyer?

It is critical to find proven experience in the industry while looking for a reputable cannabis attorney for your startup cannabis organization. Despite the fact that cannabis business attorneys are relatively new to the field, there are cannabis lawyers with expertise in the hemp and cannabis industries.

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Furthermore, the best cannabis attorneys will be able to provide contacts and advice in the cannabis industry, as well as participate in lobbying and legislative activities.

This allows you and your company to remain current on cannabis, marijuana, and hemp developments, as well as changes in the law.

Cannabis licensing, regulatory enforcement, and administrative cases can all be handled by a cannabis lawyer.

They can also help with everything from company formation to mergers and acquisitions to risk management and dissolution.

Make informed decisions to avoid costly errors: Collateral Base’s cannabis and CBD industry attorneys represent a wide range of clients in the marijuana and hemp sectors, as well as the CBD market. We continue to be involved in cannabis-related policy activity and continue to represent hemp and legal cannabis businesses.

 

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How to add a new member to an LLC

Generally speaking, to add a new member to any LLC, you must first follow the operating agreement or the state law regarding LLCs. Though there are some additional things to take into consideration. Most operating agreements lay out how to add a new partner on their...

Subscription Agreements

Subscription Agreements

A subscription agreement is an investor's request to become a member of a limited partnership (LP). It also serves as a two-way warranty between a corporation and a new shareholder (subscriber). The company intends to sell a specific number of shares at a fixed price...

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Thomas Howard

Real Estate Lawyer

Whether this is your first land use issue or most recent, our office has helped people and businesses alike.

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Ohio Cannabis Lawyer

Ohio Cannabis Lawyer

Ohio Cannabis Lawyer Are you from the buckeye state and want to establish a cannabis business? Having a good cannabis lawyer in Ohio makes the difference between getting a license or not. Even though Ohio’s medical marijuana market had a bumpy start, the market has a...

Michigan Cannabis Lawyer

Michigan Cannabis Lawyer

Michigan Cannabis Lawyer Are you from the great lake state and want to start a cannabis company or need assistance with an existing one? You probably need a Michigan cannabis lawyer. As the cannabis industry gets more recognition and the market expands, recreational...

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