Voters just approved a ballot initiative that legalizes medical marijuana in the state of Mississippi.
This initiative requires the Mississippi Department of Health to create rules and regulations for the medical marijuana program by July 1, 2021 and subsequently issue identification cards and licenses for treatment centers by August 15, 2021.
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What can you do right now?
You need to be well-prepared for when the state will begin accepting licensing applications, which is scheduled to happen by August 15, 2021. While that looks like you’ve got plenty of time to get everything together, know that we typically work with clients anywhere from 6 months to 2 years ahead of a licensing period because there is so much to do and prepare for when licenses become available.
Below is a quick list of the bigger things you should start working on right away if you’re actually serious about starting a medical marijuana business in Mississippi.
1. Learn everything you need to know, do, and prepare.
Now is when you need to know what to do, what to expect, and how much it’s going to cost in order to get ahead of your competition. You can spend the next 6 months reading through all the legal documents and hopefully figure it out perfectly so you can then get started. Or you can save yourself a bunch of time, hassle, and wasted money by letting us show you everything via a Starter Package.
2. Figure out what business type is best.
You should know what type of marijuana business will be a good fit for you, your partners, your budget, and skill set. So many clients start out wanting one business and realize another is actually a better fit for them. Did you know there’s upwards of 10 different types of marijuana businesses available to you? Get this wrong and you may have to start all over from square one.
3. See how much money you need.
Most people completely underestimate how much it costs to actually start a medical marijuana business. But they also underestimate how much money it can make. The How to Start a Medical Marijuana Business in Mississippi package goes over typical budget scenarios for every type of business so you can understand real-world costs for this, including staffing positions and salaries.
4. Find a compliant business location.
Without a location, you won’t be able to have a medical marijuana business – period. You’ll need this in order to apply for any license – you can’t apply and then find a location. It’s a rookie mistake that will torpedo your chances of success. Start working on this right now because a location is the make-or-break item for so many clients. This is why it’s extensively covered in the Starter Packages. Competition, costs, and everything associated with getting a location are extremely difficult and only get worse and more expensive the closer you get to the licensing period – so do not wait on this!
Ready To Get Started?
Our Starter Package walks you through everything – from beginning to end – for starting a marijuana business. Here’s some of the things covered:
- Step-by-step instructions for starting a marijuana business.
- How much money you need.
- How to find a location.
- The licenses and requirements to be 100% legal.
- The costly rookie mistakes to avoid.
- And much more..