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Rhode Island: Accepting Applications for 6 New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Available

The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulations is now accepting applications for six new medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

The application period is open until December 15, 2020.

Securing a location and starting early will be key in this highly competitive round of licensing.

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Jay Czarkowski in Green Entrepreneur: 5 Questions To Ask Before Applying For A Cannabis License

Jay Czarkowski, Founding Partner at Canna Advisors, wrote an article published in Green Entrepreneur called “5 Crucial Questions To Ask Before Applying For A Cannabis License”. He sheds light on answers to the five most important questions entrepreneurs should answer before writing a single line of a licensing application.

1. What license should you apply for?

2. Who do you need on your team?

3. How will you raise money?

4. How long can you afford to operate without a profit?

5. How will you help the industry and the people it serves?

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Jay Czarkowski Shares Licensing Expertise in New Green Flower Media Course

Founding Partner Jay Czarkowski shares his extensive cannabis licensing expertise in Green Flower Media‘s newest online training program  Cannabis Business Essentials. In his course, Obtaining Licensing in the Cannabis Industry, he reveals licensing strategy secrets to build a successful cannabis business in the ever-evolving industry.

With over a decade of cannabis industry experience as an operator and consultant, Jay offers insight about state licensing structure, the types of cannabis licensure, and ways to increase your chances of winning a license pursuit. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to start or build your cannabis business, this course will arm you with knowledge and tools for long-term business success.

Learn more and enroll here

Diane Czarkowski Coaches Women in Cannabis

Founding Partner Diane Czarkowski joins Inside Insight, a complimentary coaching opportunity to assist and encourage women in advancing their cannabis/hemp careers. These one-on-one coaching sessions provide a way for women to gain insight from industry insiders and act as a springboard to support more women stepping in and stepping up in the cannabis industry. Diane will give away three 30-minute coaching sessions to share the experience and expertise gained from her ten years of building the cannabis industry. Register here to be coached by Diane — these sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organizers Maureen McNamara of Cannabis Trainers, Shanita Penny of Budding Solutions, and Gail Rand of Grand Consulting LLC put together a great opportunity for more and more women to join the industry and lead. With cannabis taking a spotlight as an “Essential Business” during the Coronavirus outbreak, these leaders were inspired to give back to keep the cannabis industry thriving while everyone is “stuck inside”.

Watch the Inside Insight webinar to learn more about the program

Bob Wagener Discusses Illinois Licensing with MJBiz Daily

VP of Business Development Bob Wagener talks with MJBiz Daily about Illinois’ licensing applications and investment challenges in the state’s new adult-use cannabis market. The Coronavirus has led to an economic downturn, but limited licenses and strong retail sales since January are promising for the overall market and potential applicants.

“As long as the state does things right and allows the industry to grow and replace the black market, it’s going to be a good market because of the limited licenses.”

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