Cannabis Consulting Services

For Prospective or Existing Cannabis Businesses:
Dispensaries, Grow Operations, Processors, & More
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Why Should I Work With A Cannabis Business Consultant?

Cannabis Industry Advisors is comprised of a team of experts with the experience to help your business get started and continue to grow. Our agency combines the diverse backgrounds of only the best consultants to give your business the best chance to succeed. Our consultants have deep knowledge of the cannabis industry and know how to help your business gain a competitive advantage while mitigating risks. We help cannabis entrepreneurs with:

New & Applying Businesses

Cannabis Industry Advisors have helped dozens of businesses successfully navigate the cannabis dispensary and craft grow business application process. We help new & prospective cannabis entrepreneurs with:

Existing Businesses

Our consultants have deep knowledge of the cannabis industry and know how to help your business gain a competitive advantage while mitigating risks. We help existing & operating cannabis businesses with:

Cannabis Industry Advisor has the experience, diverse backgrounds, and the best consultants to give your cannabis business the best chance to succeed.

Cannabis Start-Up Business Planning

In order to set your business up for success, with the application process and for operations, it is important to have a strong plan business plan. We work with you to understand your vision. Next, we build strategies to claim your place in the cannabis market. Then, we design a personalized plan to help you achieve your business goals.

Security Plan Development

Your start-up planning needs to account for the unique security and compliance needs of the cannabis industry. This means designing a plan that meets the security and operational needs of your business. Your business should have a detailed plan for the security equipment, facility layout, and operational processes before you submit for permits and licensing. State Applications often require lengthy documents of 50+ pages that cover every rule, regulation, policy, and procedure for compliance and business security. In addition, video surveillance, intrusion, and access control designs must correspond with the proposed floor-plan and other parts of the cannabis application. Our experts have helped dozens of businesses to create a cannabis security plan and can help your start-up as well.

Cannabis Business Applications

Cultivation & Growing Applications – States regulate the cultivation and growth of marijuana with specific licenses and permits. Approval requires an extensive and challenging application process that is unique for each state. Prospective growers must prepare a cannabis business plan, financial plan, real estate plan, and more for the application.

Dispensary Applications – Opening a cannabis dispensary requires a lot of considerations, compliance with numerous regulations, and significant resources. Getting your license is not a matter of just checking boxes, it is a competitive process that is often limited to a certain number of businesses. While each state’s application is unique, it generally requires a business plan, background checks, tax disclosures, and fees. 

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Plans

Once your business is established you will need to create a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in order to apply for cannabis business licenses. This document is much more complex than a simple checklist, it is designed to be detailed directions and instructions for operating the business. The clarity, practicality, and uniformity of your SOP can have a large impact on the licensing application process.

Policies & Process Development

Our team is here to help you fine-tune your operational processes and procedures. We work to deeply understand your existing business practices so that we can revamp and improve your procedures with a personalized approach that is tailored to your business while maintaining compliance. Identifying issues and creating solutions is great, but you also need to be able to implement them and get your staff to comply. That is why we also train your staff on our methodology and make sure that the new procedures become good routines and habits.

Building, Environmental, & Zoning Approval

In order to start your cannabis business, you will have to get zoning approval and special land use permits for the facility. These approvals are handled on the city and county level and likely have unique requirements for cannabis businesses. Cannabis Industry Advisor can help you navigate the complex building codes, zoning approval, land use, environmental regulations, and more when planning your craft grow or dispensary location.

Architectural Floor Plan Design

When laying out a cannabis cultivation facility or a dispensary there are many considerations that can save your business money in the long run. Cannabis Industry Advisors has worked with clients to maximize cost efficiency in lighting and HVAC for grow operations. Our experts help to make sure that your floor plan is designed for easy operations and positive customer experience for dispensaries. In addition, it is important to design secure floor plans that protect from bacterial, fungal, and human intruders.

Business Development

Do you want to increase revenue? Do you want to decrease costs? Do you want to become more efficient and save time? Do you want to sleep easier at night knowing that your business is on the path to realizing your vision? When you work with Cannabis Industry Advisor our experts become an extension of your team. We help you to leverage years of experience across operations, marketing, security, legal, and finance departments. We will work with you to develop strategies and help you to implement them so that your business can exceed its goals.

Project Management

It all comes down to the execution. Once your cultivation or dispensary license gets approved you will need to stay on top of numerous projects and deadlines. Having a team of experts at your disposal to turn your business plan into a living breathing and functioning business becomes a necessity. Our team of project managers can deliver compliant business solutions on time and under budget.

Operations Consulting

Do you want to increase revenue? Do you want to decrease costs? Do you want to become more efficient and save time? Do you want to sleep easier at night knowing that your business is on the path to realizing your vision? When you work with Cannabis Industry Advisor our experts become an extension of your team. We help you to leverage years of experience across operations, marketing, security, and finance departments. We will work with you to develop strategies and help you to implement them so that your business can exceed its goals.

Compliance

Managing your cannabis business compliance is not an easy task. In order to maintain your cannabis business licensing your business must stay up-to-date for audits and state inspections. Everyone on your team needs to be following all of the rules and regulations. Our experts are here to make sure that you maintain compliance with the operational and security requirements that apply to your business.

Client Testimonials

“I’d like to thank you and let you know we were beyond impressed with the work that you provided for us. We had two Cannabis attorneys say that this security plan and the floor plan that you did for us was the most impressive that they have ever seen.

I thank you very much for working with our budget and giving our dreams in the cannabis industry a chance we couldn’t have gotten a competitive application in without you…”

Fahad Qasim

Owner, The Grove Dispensary Aurora Illinois

“I was overly impressed with our application for my social equity cannabis dispensary application. From the architectural proposed floor plan to the in-depth security plan their work exceeded my expectations in every way. They truly went above and beyond with providing my business compliant exhibits. ”

LuShonda Young

Chi-Town Blossom

 “I met Thomas at several events in which they spoke about security plans for Cannabis Dispensary Applications. Their insight provided me so much value we hired them for a social equity application. Their 50-page security plan deliverable was outstanding and not only cited every regulation by the state but its composition was that of a culture of security and transparency for new Cannabis Businesses. We look forward to using their expertise in future applications. I would highly recommend Thomas to anyone who needs security.”

John D. Brooks

Attorney, Vermont Law