Hunter Green Consulting
Expert guidance and consultancy regarding your cannabis business from formation to fulfillment, no matter where you are, in location or in the industry.
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Hunter Green Consulting Group can handle any challenge you have in the marijuana industry.
Hunter Green specializes in assisting clients with their applications. Before you decide to go it alone, think about the following examples: in Michigan, the application is completed in two steps, with forty-seven pages of single-spaced forms
Of course, you will need to have a business plan for your State and Municipal applications for a commercial marijuana operator’s license as well. Hunter Green has prepared many business plans, some for investors, others for commercial licensing. Even here, there are efficiencies that Hunter Green can provide.
Hunter Green Consulting Group understands the need to balance your long-term vision of best case scenario against the reality of what actually makes a highly competitive contender in the cannabis industry today.
Hunter Green Consulting Group has connections with a number of both small and large investors and venture capital firms that are looking for a variety of opportunities to invest in the marijuana industry, not only on the retail side, but also for cultivation and manufacturing.
For marihuana businesses that want to position themselves for long-term success, it starts up front, with designing, building and implementing lean manufacturing principles.
The premium provider of marketing, branding, social media consulting and management for marijuana businesses in Michigan. With our expert guidance and consultancy, we’ll be with you throughout the entire process; from business formation to fulfillment - regardless of how big or small your business is.
As with any industry, particularly one as new and in flux as the cannabis marketplace is currently, your survival will be based upon efficiency, regulatory compliance and standardization. Efficiencies can be found across all areas of a cannabis operation, including in your standardizing of regulatory compliance procedures and employee operating procedures.
We can provide expert and successful advice on all aspects of your company, from set up, investor location and closing, property acquisition, branding, marketing, advertising and web site/social media development, as well as lean manufacturing techniques, licensing application assistance, and regulatory compliance plans and solutions. Our project managers and principal members have the experience, knowledge and acquired expertise to resolve any problem or challenge your cannabis business might face. We can provide solutions, because we’ve handled problems in all of these areas for years.
Start to Finish
Our firm’s goal is to consult and help produce a “turn-key” facility in this growing industry. From finding property that is appropriate for such an enterprise, to the final walk through by State Investigators, we will be with you each step of the way, ensuring you your best chance at each step of the licensing process, and at each milestone of your business venture.
In this industry, you need more than a cookie cutter business plan. Anyone who takes out a binder, pulls out a packet and says “Here’s your business plan,” doesn’t have the knowledge or wherewithal to do things right. We customize all of our business plans for each client. The one you can show to your investors AND that will demonstrate to the State licensing board that you are not only business savvy, but you understand the importance of present and future compliance with rules and regulation.
There are no guarantees in this process, but, having our team on your side will give you the best opportunity both at obtaining a license, and being successful in your venture. Our record of success speaks for itself, and our knowledge and experience in the industry is unmatched.
Cannabis can be an extremely confusing industry to navigate for all of us at times.
Here are a few of the most common false-truths and facts that a lot of clients and the general population are unaware of.
Can you import product from other 'legal' states?
No. Because possessing, growing, dispensing, selling or sharing marihuana is a violation of Federal law, transfer of federally illegal products across State lines violates laws related to Interstate Commerce, and the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
Can Licensed Provisioning Centers Grow Their Own Marihuana to Sell?
The short answer is, while it depends on each State’s regulations, generally speaking, no, you can’t be a dispensary or provisioning center and grow your own product. While you may, in some States, hold a license to grow and a license to sell, you need each license to do so. In Michigan, for example, you can even co-locate a grow and provisioning center, but you must obtain a grow license and a provisioning center license to do so.
Can Marihuana Secured Transporters be Armed?
Under a State’s laws, there may be exceptions or express permission for a secured transporter to be armed. Some regulations may even expressly permit it. However, under federal law, transport of marihuana is a federal crime, and possessing a firearm while doing so under federal law is a major felony. There are things that can be done to work lawfully around these rules and statutory provisions, but only if you are properly advised.
You Can’t Work in the Industry if You Have a Criminal Record.
Not true. In some cases, States have provisions that restrict employment and licensing opportunities depending on the nature of the criminal conviction. However, not all criminal convictions are created equal when it comes to employment and licensing in this industry. Before you decide that you won’t be permitted to get a job or a license in the industry, give us a call. We can help provide you with appropriate guidance about your prospects for ownership, licensing and employment in this industry.
I Don’t Live in the State Where I Want to Apply for a License. Can I Apply?
Maybe. Each State has its own rules about whether marijuana applicants must be residents of the State to seek a license, of if they are permitted to live outside of the State’s boundaries. Make sure you talk with us about your situation, so that we can give you the best advice and guidance on making the decision about which State or market in which to apply for a license.
I’m a Caregiver in Michigan. What Happens to me After December 15, 2018?
In Michigan, after December of 2018, unlicensed provisioning centers (dispensaries) will not be able to operate, and, as a result, Caregivers will lose that marketplace to sell off growth overages. Licensed provisioning centers will be able to purchase Caregiver products until December 31, 2018, so long as certain requirements are met. Licensed growers and processors will be able to buy from Caregivers until February 28, 2018. After that, barring any other changes, Caregivers will still be licensed, but will be limited to selling to only their registered patients, and only if the patient has not reached their daily purchase limit of two and a half (2.5) ounces.
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