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June 09 2021

5 Keys to Winning A Cannabis Retail Application

How to Win a Cannabis Retail Application

Submitting a winning cannabis retail license application is no small feat. 

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June 04 2021

Keys to Cannabis Licensing: Financial Projections

Why You Need Financial Projections to Get a Cannabis License

A business plan and financial projections are necessary financial documents in applying for and securing a cannabis license. These documents are not only essential in applying for your license, but will also serve as the roadmap...

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Filed Under: Licenses, Finance

November 12 2019

Leveraging Real Estate, Assets, Cannabis Licenses for Better Cash Flow

Investments in real estate, licensing fees, and partnership agreements offer the opportunity for new revenue streams – here's how. 

  • Lease a bigger space and invite other operators to open a business under your license, and use space in your location. 
  • You may not sub-license cannabis...
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Filed Under: Compliance, Licenses, Finance, Investing, Operations

August 26 2019

Weekly Licensing Update - August 26

This week’s cannabis updates from the state of California come from Los Angeles, Hesperia, Sacramento, and Oceanside. Plus, an important update in regards to starting a hemp business in the US. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses, Finance

August 19 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - August 19

Check out this week’s California cannabis news from Lassen County, Hemet, Bellflower, and Los Angeles. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

August 12 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - August 12

This week’s California cannabis updates are from La Mesa, Corning, Oxnard, and the Bureau of Cannabis Control.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

August 05 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - August 5

As summer starts to wind down, it’s been relatively quiet on the California cannabis news front. This week’s headlines feature from Oxnard, California, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, and Los Angeles. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our team. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

July 22 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - July 22

As heat waves hit across the country, here are the hottest cannabis news headlines from cities in California.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

July 15 2019

Cannabis Licensing Update - July 15

This summer’s California cannabis updates continue with news from Coachella, La Mesa, and Los Angeles. Here’s what you need to know to start your week off right. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 24 2019

Cannabis Licensing Update - June 24

This week’s cannabis updates in California are from Los Angeles and Riverside County. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 17 2019

Cannabis Licensing Update - June 17

This week, California cannabis updates came in from Mountain View, Mendota, and Kern County. Here’s what cannabis news you need to know for the week of June 17, 2019.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 10 2019

Weekly Cannabis License Update 6/10

This week’s California cannabis business updates come in from Los Angeles, Pasadena, Redding, Barstow, and Riverside. Here’s what cannabis operators in California need to know this week!

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 03 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - June 3

This week brought some big news updates from Los Angeles, Coachella, Adelanto, and San Jose. Check out these recent city council decisions concerning cannabis taxes and business licenses.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

May 20 2019

Morro Bay, California City and Manhattan Beach Cannabis Update - May 20

This week in California, Morro Bay, Manhattan Beach, and California City each announced updates to their cannabis taxes and local regulations. Here’s what you need to know about running a cannabis business in each of these jurisdictions.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

May 13 2019

San Luis Obispo County & California Track-and-Trace - May 13

Here’s what’s been going on in the state of California’s cannabis market.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

May 06 2019

Los Angeles, Marina, and Other Cannabis News from California - May 6th

Some big news this week for cannabis operators seeking to open a business in Los Angeles! Read on for this week’s headlines from the California cannabis industry.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

April 29 2019

Weekly Licensing Update - April 29

Cannabis Business Co-Working Space in Downtown Los Angeles

 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

April 29 2019

Alameda California Cannabis Licensing

Alameda, California began the process of approving three retail cannabis dispensaries on April 23, 2019.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

January 30 2019

Top Strategies for Pasadena’s Commercial Cannabis Screening Application

As we’ve covered previously, Pasadena, California’s cannabis business application works slightly differently than other cities across the state. Most cities ask for a cannabis operator to submit their site details. Cannabis real estate is one of the most important aspects of a licensing...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

January 21 2019

Drug Crimes to Cash Crimes

Our SW Territory Sales Manager writes in with his observations of Oklahoma's fledgling cannabis industry.

  • As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, operators are being newly prosecuted for financial non-compliance and other "cash crimes."
  • An accountant is your best defense against...
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Filed Under: Licenses, Oklahoma

January 14 2019

Guide to Chula Vista’s Commercial Cannabis Application

Chula Vista, California opened their cannabis licensing application window this week (January 14, 2019) and heads up – the window for submissions is very tight!

Retailers and cultivators must submit their application by 5:00 pm PST January 18, 2019. Distributors, manufacturers, or...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

January 11 2019

How to Strengthen Your Community Benefits Program

The community benefits plan has become a make-or-break section in your cannabis permit application – here's what you need to know.

  • You must invest time and effort into the community benefits plan: cities are following up to find out who you’ve reached out to, what arrangements really have...
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Filed Under: Licenses

January 09 2019

Guide to San Luis Obispo City's Commercial Cannabis Permit Application

The city of San Luis Obispo, California opened their cannabis application process this year – and application fees are steep. In November, the City Council unanimously approved annual permit fees between $65,000 - $95,000, depending on the type of business you are hoping to open. The...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

January 07 2019

Guide to Riverside County, California Cannabis Licensing

Riverside County, California recently released Ordinance No. 348.4898 which permits commercial cannabis activity in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County – specifically related to cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, microbusinesses, wholesale nurseries and...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

October 11 2018

What You Don’t Know About Getting A California Cannabis Permit

It takes a lot more than just a local and state license to get your commercial cannabis business legally up and running. In addition to the commercial cannabis licenses, your business needs to be compliant with other building codes, zoning requirements, environmental regulations, and more....

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

September 14 2018

Nevada Cannabis Licensing Update

Big news out of Nevada: the state will be expanding their recreational cannabis licenses starting September 7, 2018, with a second licensing window opening in November. This month, Nevada is accepting license applications for recreational cannabis business establishments from existing...

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Filed Under: Licenses, Nevada

August 16 2018

Long Beach Accepting Applications For Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses

The city of Long Beach recently announced the passing of their adult-use cannabis business ordinance, as discussed in our last Long Beach article.  Today, we are excited to announce that applications are OPEN for adult-use cannabis licenses in Long Beach.

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August 08 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis in Oregon

Oregon has a well-earned reputation for being a very cannabis-friendly state. Rightfully so: Oregon was the first state to decriminalize cannabis in 1973. Since then, cannabis in Oregon has become more commonplace than many other states. This guide will help you understand what it takes to...

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Filed Under: Licenses, Oregon

August 01 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis in Michigan

Medical cannabis is legal in Michigan, and this summer, the state voted on eleven new measures related to cannabis treatment. This guide will provide you with an update on Michigan cannabis, as well as some tips for starting a cannabis business in the state.

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Filed Under: Michigan, Licenses

July 26 2018

Everything you Need to Know About Cannabis in Oklahoma

This summer, Oklahoma became the 30th state to vote on legalizing cannabis. On June 26, 57% of Oklahoma voters approved SQ 788 — an initiative calling for the swift implementation of medical cannabis. However, since the vote, the full approval for businesses to begin selling medical...

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Filed Under: Licenses, Oklahoma

July 18 2018

Long Beach Approves Adult Use Cannabis Ordinance

The City of Long Beach, California has recently announced the passing of their adult-use cannabis business ordinance.  Long Beach is located on California’s Pacific border and within the Greater Los Angeles area. Long Beach will be following the likes of many other California cities, like...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

July 11 2018

Los Angeles Closer to Licensing Cannabis Manufacturers and Cultivators

Last week, Los Angeles announced the city will begin the process for licensing cannabis manufacturers and cultivators starting August 1. Though it will take months before a manufacturer or cultivator will be fully up and running in the city, this step signifies a green light for anyone...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

July 09 2018

Essential Cannabis Headlines from Mendocino, Whittier, Culver City and More

Welcome to another week of California cannabis headlines. This week we have updates from Mendocino County, Whittier, Contra Costa County and Culver City.

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Filed Under: Licenses, Weekly Update

June 29 2018

Sacramento is Accepting Cannabis Applications With No Deadline

.Although many of the cities Green Growth CPA has written about have hard deadlines for cannabis applications, there are also cities that choose to keep application deadlines open ended.  Sacramento is one of these cities.

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May 24 2018

Part 3: Los Angeles Cannabis License Requirements

Catch Part 1 and Part 2 of our Los Angeles series before reading the third and final article below.

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May 01 2018

How to Submit a Strong Cannabis Business Permit Application in California

Competition for a cannabis business license in California is fierce – here are some things that will make your application stand out. 

  • Be extremely thorough and detailed in describing your business plan. 
  • Follow ALL the security guidelines: hire a professional to get your on-site security...
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Filed Under: California, Licenses

April 11 2018

Part 2: Los Angeles Cannabis Zoning

Los Angeles, California recently released a series of additional regulations to reduce any negative impact or confusion regarding the cannabis industry.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Licenses

April 05 2018

Part 1: Los Angeles' Cannabis Rules and Regulations

Los Angeles is further clarifying their cannabis rules, regulations, and city ordinances to surrounding this growing industry. In this series, we’ll be tackling Los Angeles revised planning ordinances and licensing. First up: the city’s rules and regulations for cannabis businesses.

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Filed Under: Licenses

December 14 2017

How To Get a Cannabis Seller's Permit for January 1, 2018

California's legal cannabis market opens for business in January 2018: here's what to expect

  • All cannabis businesses in California must register with the California Department of Taxes and Fees Administration for a seller's permit and regularly file sales and use tax returns.
  • If you do...
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Filed Under: Compliance, Licenses

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