E-BOOK: How to Open a Cannabis Dispensary (U.S. Edition)

Our newly EXPANDED and UPDATED e-book is a must-have resource for any cannabis retailer who wants to start their business off on the right track in the post-pandemic cannabis retail landscape, but doesn't know where to start.

Find out everything you absolutely NEED to know in order to set up your cannabis dispensary for success in a competitive - and profitable - market. Get the latest insights and valuable tips from industry experts across the country, while saving yourself countless hours and dollars.

We cover the most important things you need to consider when opening a marijuana dispensary:

  • Chapter 1: The Basics of Opening a Cannabis Dispensary
  • Chapter 2: Licensing and Application Process
  • Chapter 3: Business Plan Components
  • Chapter 4: Costs and Financing
  • Chapter 5: Real Estate and Community Involvement
  • Chapter 6: Store Design and Shopping Experience
  • Chapter 7: Building Your Dream Team
  • Chapter 8: Sourcing Product and Inventory Management
  • Chapter 9: Point of Sale System and Other Equipment
  • Chapter 10: Security and Safety Plan

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Your Common Questions Answered...

How much does it cost to open a dispensary?

The cost of opening a cannabis dispensary ranges significantly and varies between states. We discuss ballpark figures to support your budget and key considerations to take into account when securing financing.

How do I apply for a cannabis retail license?

The application process for a legal license can be arduous depending on your location. However, there are a few major common elements of applying for a cannabis retailer license no matter what state you are in.

Do I need to prepare a business plan?

The majority of states require you to submit a complete business plan along with the application for a cannabis retail license. We cover the key elements you need to include in order to properly set up your business.

What kind of expertise and staff do I need?

Operating a cannabis dispensary can be complex, and hiring reliable staff can be a challenge. Even the most experienced entrepreneurs need a solid team, including some external partners you should consult with.

What kind of retail technology do I need?

Choosing the right technology infrastructure for your cannabis store can go a long way toward simplifying daily operations. We discuss the main software and hardware tools you will need to run your store with success.

Where can I legally source flower from?

Each state has different regulations when it comes to sourcing flower and other cannabis products. We cover some of the options available to you depending on your business model and how to comply with legal limits.

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About Cova

Cova is an industry leader in software solutions for cannabis retail. In building the #1 dispensary POS platform in North America, trusted by more than 2,000 retail locations from coast to coast, we have collected valuable insights and key industry best practices. We leverage this unique expertise to continuously develop our technology and help cannabis entrepreneurs successfully launch and scale their businesses in a highly regulated and increasingly competitive market.