Submitting a successful cannabis license application can be arduous. It is a lengthy, complex process that requires applicants to thoroughly understand state legislature, retail operating procedures, safety and security measures, financials, and more.
This can be overwhelming even for seasoned business owners who have experience in other industries but have not navigated the cannabis space and its plethora of regulations that vary from state to state.
In addition to regulatory considerations, cannabis licenses are difficult to acquire due to the level of competition and the capital investment required to win the license and become operational. In essence, many groups of seasoned business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and existing cannabis companies are vying for a relatively small number of licenses in each state.
Your application must be strategic and prove to the governing bodies that you’ll be able to successfully operate a business in an industry that is constantly changing if you’re to be awarded a license.
An essential component of a successful cannabis application is a strong business and accounting plan that outlines how your business will be financially stable. The application reviewers will want to see that you have a strong understanding of your income and expenses and that you can maintain financial compliance after you’re up and running.
Some states require a specific plan for 280e compliance, and others don’t. In any case, having a team of experts in the accounting and financial space can bolster your application and optimize your chances of being awarded a license.
As industry experts with over 20 years of accounting experience, we understand what your application needs to show that your business will be financially stable and compliant. We also have strong relationships with attorneys, application writers, and other cannabis-focused service providers that can help develop a winning application. We prefer to establish long-term connections with our clients, and assisting them in the application process is just the starting point. After you’re awarded your license, we offer complete cannabis accounting, cash flow management, compliance, and payroll solutions to help your operation run smoothly and free up your time to do what you do best; grow your business.
Throughout the application process, Green Space Accounting can advise your team in areas concerning accounting, financial modeling, and 280e compliance. We offer the following areas of support, among others, as part of our license application advisory solutions:
Green Space Accounting has a vast knowledge of these financial and accounting nuances that are essential for running a successful dispensary operation. Our guidance might give you a competitive edge in starting your cannabis business in Maryland and receiving your license. Check out our guide on How to Open a Dispensary in Maryland for more information.
We welcome those interested in pursuing a cannabis license to schedule a complimentary consultation with us to learn how we can help strengthen your application. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your business goals.