So, you’re thinking about opening a marijuana clinic in Florida? In a world where everyone wants to start a business, doing something a little different can be an excellent idea. The marijuana industry is one of those opportunities in the states where marijuana is a legal medication. Of course, it requires a lot of work to start any business, and this one is no different. However, if you are open to doing the legwork, you can end up in a burgeoning field that is growing by heaps and bounds.
But, where do you start?
The first thing you will need to do is read and understand the medical marijuana licensing process. This refers to the required application and any other paperwork and information that you need to provide to get into the business.
Looking at medical marijuana in other states, we can glean an idea of what is required to open this type of clinic. You will likely be required to be a resident of Florida who is at least 21 years old. You can expect that if you have missed child support, felony convictions of controlled substances, or have prior felonies that have not been discharged – you will likely not be able to open a clinic. Other requirements might include not accepting assistance or employing anyone with the above criminal history, as well.
After you have sent off your documentation and it has been received, you will likely be required to book an appointment with headquarters for Florida via email. The email should include your business license number, business name, the reason behind your application, number of owners, and your full name and phone number. You will also be required to pay application fees. Current application fees are around $7,000 to $15,000 while licensing fees may be another $5,000 to $13,000.
Once this is complete, you’re well on your way. You can begin to work on your business plan and move towards your new business.
If you want help with your business planning, there are places you can turn. National Cannabis Doctors Association offers a free consultation on their website. They provide strategic planning, cannabis compliance, and brand development services to assist you and your team. You’ll be well-armed with the knowledge you need to open your clinic and build your brand. You can find out more about them by calling one of their professional representatives at 786-233-0706.