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STARTING & RUNNING A MARIJUANA BUSINESS (PPBK)

Summary

The most comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to starting and running a marijuana business.

According to Forbes, legal marijuana is the fastest growing industry on the planet. And it’s not even close. The market grew 73% from 2013 to 2014 (1.5 billion to 2.7 billion) and is poised to grow even faster upwards of 20 states consider American ballot initiatives for 2016. As states begin legalizing the sale of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, people are racing to partake in the “green rush” by opening their own marijuana business in hopes of making a fortune. But most quickly realize that running a grow facility or dispensary in this emerging industry is a complex venture, involving careful planning and special considerations that aren’t part of other industries.

In this comprehensive overview, Idiot’s Guides: Starting & Running a Marijuana Business teaches readers how to end up on the lucrative side of the Green Rush, whether they plan to grow, sell, or both, by learning the best practices for securing locations and permits, dealing with the financial restraints from the U.S. Government, in addition to all of the day-to-day aspects of managing a business.

About the Author

Debby Goldsberry has more than 25 years as a leader in the medical and adult use marijuana industry. She is Executive Director at Magnolia Wellness, an award-winning dispensary in Oakland, CA. She co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) medical cannabis collective in 1999, directing its growth over 11 years. Ms. Goldsberry developed and implemented standard operating procedures for procurement, product safety, patient relations, and business management and operations, which have been replicated by dispensaries around the nation.

As a community leader, Ms. Goldsberry is active in the campaign to reform the California state cannabis laws and to protect patient’s rights. She co-founded and directed Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Medical Cannabis Safety Council (MCSC), and Cannabis Action Network (CAN). She is a board member at California NORML, is a former board member of the Marijuana Policy Project, and teaches procurement and patient relations at Oaksterdam University

Ms. Goldsberry has been a staff writer at DOPE magazine and High Times Medical Marijuana magazine, and was a featured blogger at “Smell the Truth.”

Product Details

  • Series: Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha
  • Business & Economics \ Small Business