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Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide

Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide

The Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide, 2017 Edition, co-published by Cannabiz Media and BVR, is an invaluable resource for owners and operators, investors, business appraisers, financial experts, regulators, lobbyists, government officials, and others who want and need to understand the marketplace opportunities and risks of this industry.

This critical reference guide provides the most comprehensive look at state-by-state marijuana licensing, as well as in-depth analysis of 10 critical factors that affect businesses amid the explosive growth of the cannabis industry. The guide also includes details of 27 states’ medical and recreational licensing programs.

Written by Cannabiz Media, the cannabis industry’s premier source for marijuana licensing data, this guide uses information from the Cannabiz Media Database of over 10,000 cultivator, producer, dispensary, and retail licenses. The Cannabiz Media team of content and data experts collected and analyzed the information that investors and marijuana industry stakeholders need to confidently operate in and assess the constantly changing U.S. marijuana marketplace. The Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide: 2017 Edition provides the data needed to evaluate marijuana licenses and business growth potential.

Included in the reference guide is comprehensive coverage of:

Mandated operating license and financial structures
Taxes and fees
Qualifying medical conditions
Caregiver and patient cultivation
Accessibility by minors
Possession limits
Local rules

Each chapter is complete with tables and charts displaying comparative industry data between states, and a snapshot page is included for every state that allows medical and/or recreational marijuana. Each chapter ends with a series of questions derived from complex data analysis that should be asked when evaluating a marijuana license or business.

In addition, the guide identifies five key factors that affect marijuana business growth: volatility, the trickle-down effect, innovation and growth, competition, and accessibility. Each of these factors is covered in detail and supported by the data found throughout the guide.

Executive Summary
Volatility in Rules and Regulations
The Trickle-Down Effect of Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations Limit Innovation and Growth
Rules and Regulations Directly Affect Competition
Rules and Regulations Limit Accessibility
What to Expect in This Reference Guide
Chapter 1. Mandated Operating License and Financial Structures
Mandated Dispensary Structure
Mandated Operating License Structure
Mandated Financial Structure
Chapter 2. Taxes and Fees
Medical Marijuana Taxes
Recreational Marijuana Taxes
Chapter 3. Qualifying Medical Conditions
Key Observations
Conditions Conclusions
Chapter 4. Caregiver and Patient Cultivation
Personal Growing
Caregiver Growing
Dispensary Growing
Chapter 5. Minors
Medical Marijuana Possession for Minors
Chapter 6. Reciprocity
Reciprocity to Buy
Reciprocity to Use
Chapter 7. Marketing
Regulations Related to Product
Regulations Related to Product Labeling
Regulations Related to Place
Regulations Related to Price
Regulations Related to Promotion
Chapter 8. Products
Permitted Marijuana Products by Form
Chapter 9. Possession Limits
Medical Marijuana Possession Limits
Recreational Marijuana Possession Limits
Chapter 10. Local Rules
Local Authority: Unlimited to Restricted
Local Authority: Case(s) in Point
State Snapshots
Explanation of Fields
State-by-state snapshots

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