Opening a legal pot shop is more challenging than you would think

Unfortunately, there aren’t separate growing companies and retail locations, each store has to be its sole business

It was honestly exciting when I initially tried marijuana. At once it was both unbelievable and beyond any expectations I could have had at the time. Before long, I was using it essentially all the time. But getting cannabis back then was way more challenging than it is now. My state has medical pot shops in every county nowadays. In school we had to purchase it from the sleaziest individuals possible. I easily remember buying a quarter pound of brick weed once from a couple of gangsters in the center of the night. That’s easily one of those situations where I was totally convinced that I was going to get robbed and beaten up badly. Although I was able to come out of the meeting unscathed, I was shorted by quite a few ounces. Needless to say, I never tried to purchase weed products from that source again. A pretty good friend at school started getting it from his hometown and it was so much easier to smoke quality flower buds. Now that it’s legal, I’m happy that it’s simple for me to obtain but annoyed at how strenuous it is to operate a medical pot shop in my state. We actually have state-imposed vertical integration on pot shops, meaning you have to operate from seed to sale. Unfortunately, there aren’t separate growing companies and retail locations, each store has to be its sole business. On top of that, there are totally strict lab testing instructions that all of the pot shops have to follow. A couple of the recreational cannabis states have easier rules and regulations on their legal marijuana industry.

 

 

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