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What marijuana/cannabis businesses can you start in North Carolina?

In February 2015, Rep. Kelly Alexander introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation, HB 78. The bill would have protected North Carolinians with a variety of serious medical conditions and doctors’ recommendations from arrest and prosecution for using medical marijuana. It also envisioned a system of cultivation, production, and distribution of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, ensuring that patients whose doctors recommend they use marijuana have safe and reliable access to it. In March, the House Judiciary Committee reported the bill unfavorably, meaning it voted against the bill.

There are no current or pending regulations for medical marijuana businesses in the state.

What can you do right now?

To get ahead and be prepared for when the state will start licensing marijuana businesses, you should:

  • Get a pre-legalization marijuana company business plan to understand costs associated with setting up a marijuana business, as well as projected revenues and financials that will allow you to decide whether this venture is for you or not, as well as be used for licensing purposes when the state allows marijuana businesses to apply for licenses. 
  • Download a free starter package to give you a general overview of what to expect when North Carolina legalizes marijuana businesses.
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