Arizona’s newest industry reminds me of what the Oklahoma land rush of the 1800s must have been like.  Thousands of people racing in all directions at the same time trying to beat out the competition for a valuable asset.  There is a lot to learn and know to own and operate an Arizona medical marijuana dispensary.  Useful information about this new industry is hard to come by.

As a service to the 40+ not for profit companies I have formed that intend to apply for a license to operate an Arizona medical marijuana dispensary, I am holding four workshops over the next two months for my dispensary clients that want to share their knowledge and learn from other would-be dispensaries.  The goal is for everybody to learn more about all of the issues that every dispensary must solve to apply for a license and open a dispensary.  I encourage all of my dispensary clients to attend and participate.  Dispensaries that are not in the same CHAA clearly are not competing against each other for a license.  Dispensaries that are in the same CHAA should realize that only one of them will win the lottery so sharing of information does not increase the chances that a nonprofit entity will will the lottery.

I encourage all of my dispensary clients to attend these free workshops and share knowledge.  One of the goals will be for everybody to work together to create a business plan and the four policies and procedures that must be submitted with the application for a dispensary.  One option is for the group to hire somebody to create the five documents and share the cost.  Let’s divide the task of creating these five documents among the 40+ dispensaries and prevent each dispensary from spending time and money creating all of these required documents.

KEYTLaw dispensary clients:  Mark the following dates on your calendar.  We will start at 9 am and end at 11 am.  People who are interested will then go some where nearby for lunch.  The workshops will be held at 8765 W. Kelton Ln, Bldg A-1, Ste 102, Peoria, AZ 85382.

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