medical cannabis licensing

At 8:30 a.m. (PST) on Monday, March 3, 2014, entrepreneurs were finally able to apply online with the Oregon Health Authority for a license to run a dispensary or grow facility under House Bill 3460. Similar to other strict marijuana regimes, marijuana businesses in Oregon will now face footage requirements from sensitive uses and from each other, business registration requirements with the State, residency requirements, and other regulatory mandates relating to security and traceability. Specifically, applicants will need to submit a security plan and an inventory control system plan to the Health Authority to be eligible for a license. Having worked with hundreds of cannabis businesses in states outside of Oregon on such plans, we can tell you that they can be very complicated.
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A recent Boston Globe article raises interesting questions about how medical cannabis licensing could shake out here in Illinois. Three weeks ago the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued 20 of the 35 allotted licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries in that state. Now, according to Adrian Walker of the Globe, doubts are emerging about