The cannabis industry is heavily regulated. Entrepreneurs often must spend thousands of dollars to obtain permits, licenses, and other approvals at both the local and state level, and then are expected to comply with hundreds of pages of regulations that often conflict with one another.
While starting and running a marijuana business may sound daunting, Kocot Law is here to help your business through every step of the way. Attorney Kocot has operational cannabis industry experience that allows him to guide marijuana businesses across the entire supply chain from a start-up to a profitable business. Services include, but are not limited to, putting together winning cannabis licensing applications as well as writing standard operating procedures that ensure strict compliance with all state and local regulations.
The cannabis market is becoming increasingly competitive, but opportunity still exists for entrepreneurs that establish and run their business with the legal landscape in mind.
Kocot Law offers unmatched marijuana permitting, licensing, and regulatory compliance services. Attorney Kocot is uniquely positioned to offer these services because he has walked businesses across the entire supply chain through the cannabis permitting and licensing process in multiple states. Attorney Kocot has also helped these same companies developing standard operating procedures that ensure strict compliance with state and local regulations, in addition to overseeing the day-to-day implementation of said marijuana standard operating procedures.
Cannabis businesses are typically limited to opening up in only certain zoning districts within a local jurisdiction. Most local jurisdictions require cannabis businesses to be located in commercial or industrial districts, and prohibit marijuana businesses from opening up in or near residential districts.
In addition to limiting where businesses can open to certain areas of town, local jurisdictions also typically require businesses to obtain a conditional use permit. Obtaining a conditional use permit can take anywhere from two to nine months (sometimes even longer), and consists of a local jurisdiction evaluating your property, its location, and any potential impact a cannabis business may have on the surrounding area.
Cannabis conditional use permit applications and processes vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and involve the management and coordination of many moving parts. Attorney Kocot has dealt with marijuana conditional use permits in multiple jurisdictions and can help your business navigate the permit process effectively and efficiently.
State and Local Cannabis Licensing
In addition to obtaining a conditional use permit, marijuana businesses typically must also obtain state and local licensing prior to opening their doors. It is critical that any cannabis business submitting an application not only work with someone who has submitted prior applications, but also with someone who has industry experience. Attorney Kocot has submitted countless successful applications and has operational experience. Operational experience is key to a successful marijuana business application because it ensures that the application demonstrates a well-rounded understanding of how to run a cannabis business compliantly and profitably.
Cannabis Regulatory Compliance
Cannabis permits and licenses are only valuable if they are kept in good standing. Attorney Kocot helps marijuana businesses across the entire supply chain draft standard operating procedures and ensures that they are implemented and followed.
Contact Kocot Law For a Free Consultation
If your cannabis business has any permitting, licensing, and/or regulatory compliance needs, contact Kocot Law at 916-572-6455 for a free consultation.