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How to Open a Dispensary in Connecticut

In June 2021, Connecticut became the 18th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The use of medical marijuana, and medical marijuana dispensaries, has been legal in the state since 2012, so the state does have some existing legal, physical, and personnel infrastructure around the industry.  However, in order to accommodate and govern the recreational use of …

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Now That The Smoke Has Cleared: Illinois Cannabis 1 Month Later

Grow America Builders is headquartered in Chicago, so we took a particular interest in how recreational cannabis would be implemented in our home state. There’s no need to rehash the ‘what you need to know’ about legal marijuana in Illinois; that’s been reported on ad nauseum. Instead, we’re going to take a step back and …

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Construction Begins: Midway Dispensary

We are excited to announce that our newest cannabis construction project is underway; The Midway Dispensary in Chicago, Illinois. Upon completion, Midway will be a 4,800 square foot dual use dispensary, serving both medicinal and recreational customers. We’ll be blogging our progress as we move from phase to phase until completion. Keep checking back for …

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in South Dakota

South Dakota Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal A first for the nation, South Dakota voters supported legalizing both medicinal and adult-use cannabis during the November 2020 elections. On July 1, 2021, medical dispensaries will begin selling cannabis. The state has until April 1, 2022 to develop rules and regulations for selling …

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Mississippi

Mississippi Cannabis Legal Status: Medical Sales are Legal Based on voting during the November 2020 elections,  Mississippi has until July 1, 2021 to develop regulations for its medicinal marijuana program. The state’s medical marijuana program is estimated to bring in just under $11 million in annual revenue.

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Arkansas

Arkansas Cannabis Legal Status: Medical Sales are Legal There are three main governing bodies of Arkansas cannabis: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (MMC), the Arkansas Beverage Control (ABC), and the Arkansas Dept of Health. Additionally, construction is governed by the local municipal building department. Building Code Building a dispensary in Arkansas is subject to both …

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