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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Arizona

Arizona Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal Recreational use applications are now being accepted. The main governing body of Arizona cannabis is the Arizona Department of Health Services. Building Code Building a dispensary in Arizona is subject to both local municipal code, the universal building code and also the Alcoholic Beverage Control …

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Illinois

Illinois Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal After a few years of a successful medical cannabis program, Illinois started adult use cannabis in January, 2020. There is one primary governing body of Illinois cannabis: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Responsibility (IDFPR). Construction is governed by the local municipal building department. …

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Missouri

Missouri Cannabis Legal Status: Medical Sales are Legal There is one primary governing body of Missouri cannabis: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (Missouri DHSS) controls all aspect of the Missouri medical marijuana program. Construction is governed by the local municipal building department. Building Code Building a dispensary in Missouri is subject to …

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Cannabis Legal Status: Medical Sales are Legal There is one primary governing body of cannabis construction and operation in Pennsylvania medical marijuana program: The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana. The PDH inspects the cannabis dispensaries for final operation approval, but construction means, and methods is also governed by the local municipal …

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Montana

Montana Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal There is one primary governing body of cannabis construction and operation in Montana, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). is responsible for licensing medical and recreational marijuana providers and dispensaries. Building Code Building a dispensary in Montana is subject to both …

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Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Michigan

MI Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal The primary governing body that regulates Michigan cannabis dispensary construction is the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. The goal of the MRA is to establish Michigan as the national model for a regulatory program that stimulates business growth while preserving safe consumer access to marijuana. Construction …

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Building a Medical Cannabis Dispensary During the Covid-19 Pandemic

In late January 2020, Grow America Builders started construction on a new medical cannabis dispensary in Elizabeth, New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan. It was scheduled to be a 12-week project. And then COVID-19 happened. Every construction project has its own challenges and problems, but we never had to complete a project under …

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Historic? The Safe Banking Act: What Does It Actually Mean?

Historic. Unprecedented. Progressive. Momentous. Did we say historic? These are just some of the words being used to describe the House of Representatives passing the Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019, or as it’s more commonly known: the Safe Banking Act (‘SBA’). There’s been a lot written about the SBA over the past …

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