Today is the day that you start the journey out of corporate America as you know it. Today is the day that you take your entrepreneurial prowess and start understanding the wonderful world of Cannabis. You are wise to think that this endeavor and the industry are simply too big to conquer alone. Quantum 9, Inc. excels in providing cannabis dispensary and cultivation permit consulting. Illinois will only allow 60 dispensaries and 22 cultivation centers. Do you have the talent and time to pull this off? Do you even know where to start?
This article will give you some direction:
Step 2: Stay up-to-date with new regulations that come out via Illinois Medical Marijuana State Website. All rules and regulations should be out 120 days from the effective date of January 1st, 2014. The Department of Public Health has already published their proposed rules. Keep an eye out for the Department of Agriculture and Department of Financial & Professional Regulations rules.
Step 3: Write a business plan.
Step 4: Write a prospectus.
Step 5: Get Investors.
Step 6: Get local support and letters of recommendation i.e. fire, police, city planner, mayor, governor, senators, Obama. Anything and everything will help including local resident support
Step 7: Work with a consulting firm to take you from where you are today though the license acquisition process.
Quantum 9 Engagement Process
1. Talent Acquisition
Quantum 9 evaluates your talent to ensure the individual has the background and knowledge to meet your revenue goals.
2. Site Planning
If you have a site planned or not, there are additional site planning that needs to be reviewed to ensure your space will work i.e. zoning
3. Production Planning (Cultivation)
Once the preferred method is determined together with your Master Gardener, we can enumerate what that approach requires for start-up, quarterly consumables, staffing, and genetics.
4. Facility Planning
We can determine the facility assets needed and how best to source those. Quantum 9 employs some of the industries best AutoCAD designers that can provide detailed drawings and 3D renderings.
5. Security Plan
Internal and external security needs are considered as well as your facility location to plan pragmatically.
6. Technology Plan
We can ensure a data-driven, continuous improvement process with reverse traceability through our standard software. We have extensive custom application and web development experience to support you.
7. Detailed Budget
While each step of the plan is focused on cost containment, a detailed budget isn’t practical until we make decisions on method, facility assets, security and technology which drive those numbers.
8. Facility Build Out
With a proper plan and understanding of asset and utility needs, we can get blue prints, and the right general contractor for build out.
9. Application Submission
The obvious constraint to beginning operations is obtaining the license. The Quantum 9 staff will document every aspect of your cultivation / dispensary operations including GMPs, SOPs and all documentation that will give the state visibility into your operations and how they will be run.
10. Staff Training
Quantum 9 consultants can support your staff with work aids and periodic checklists for quality practices. Training on technology is also important as familiarity affects performance.
11. Operations Commencement
With the facility prepared and the staff trained, you will be ready to shift from spending money to making money.
12. Continuous Improvement
Quality and yield can always be improved, and we strive to tweak operations in a manner that is easily digested. Unforeseen pests or pathogen problems will arise, but we will be available to lend our expertise to address issues accordingly.
We should be able to commence operations within six months. Whether we can meet or beat that timeline is affected by forces outside of our control. In larger cities, the ability to obtain permits and municipal building approvals can be onerous.
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