San Diego – How to Open a Dispensary


So, you want know the how to start a medical cannabis dispensary? Start the new year off right!!! Start the medical cannabis collective you have been thinking about. Get all knowledge and all the right tools in our 1 day workshop.

how to open a dispensary in San DiegoOn NOVEMBER 15 & 16, 2014 – 420 College and attorneys will be hosting a live seminar in San Diego to go over all aspects of marijuana dispensary and delivery service business start-up and operation for San Diego.

At 420 College – it all begins with helping YOU to understand what is proper, lawful and appropriate!

You get an intense day of advanced information about how to start and operate a medical marijuana patient collective (club or co-operative).

(keep reading) how to open a medical cannabis dispensary

Focus is on how and why you need to start up your marijuana business PROPERLY and LEGALLY, under the state programs in your area!

Cannabis Dispensaries, co-ops, collectives, clubs and delivery services are SHUT DOWN or raided every day because the groups operating them are doing business contrary to law. Learn what they are doing wrong and how to avoid making those same mistakes.


420 College’s primary objective is to – first and foremost – provide the facts – period.


how to open a medical cannabis dispensary in San DiegoObjective #1: Step-by-step review of state requirements to start a medical cannabis store front collective (“dispensary”) and delivery business in California. We cover Proposition 215, SB.420 and California Attorney General Guidelines as well as all of the latest court rulings and decisions.


Requirements for Marijuana Delivery Service in San DiegoObjective#2: Types of business structure to use to start, compare different types of cannabis careers. Since some counties and cities have bans on marijuana “dispensaries”, how are all of the collectives keep operating? Are there things against delivery collectives? We will be going over all of requirements for a delivery and “dispensary” business with the required paperwork.


DAY 1 – we will cover:

  • Creating a step-by-step business plan to start a medical cannabis “dispensary” in San Diego.
  • Cannabis delivery business,
  • Medical cannabis edibles company, or any other type of business related to cannabis consumers.
  • What sort of marijuana delivery business permits & other business paper work needed.
  • You will also get all forms are necessary to start a medical cannabis “dispensary”.
  • Where are the best locations to open your business.
  • How to deal with landlords.
  • Are “C” Corp, “S” Corp, and LLC options best for you and can you operate with those entities?
  • Proper corporate formation.
  • Marijuana business tax information.
  • Who gets to pay taxes.
  • Bookkeeping & accounting for a marijuana collective.
  • W-2′s and 10-99′s.
  • We’ll answer the question “How will I make money if it’s a non-profit?”
  • Who owns the marijuana business? Can I sell it?
  • How to facilitate transactions.
  • General Liability Insurance to cover your business and crop.
  • Marijuana merchant account services for your business.
  • Pros and Cons of retail marijuana business, marijuana delivery business and grow operations.
  • Advertising strategies, where and how to get patients for your collective.
  • Where to get marijuana for your collective.

Most Importantly

  • You will also get all forms are necessary to start a medical cannabis DELIVERY business.


how to open a medical cannabis dispensary


medical marijuana california non-profit collective

California Non-Profit Collective form
(you need this to get into business).



Marijuana Collective ”Membership Agreement”.
(you need this to legal run the collective-delivery service)


authorization to grow medical marijuana - californiaAuthorization to Transport“ medical marijuana (you need this to legally transport materials to patients)


authorization to grow medical marijuana - california

“Authorization to Cultivate” medical marijuana (you will need all of these forms to legally grow, harvest and process medical marijuana (cannabis) for your members)


authorization to grow medical marijuana - California

Cannabis Collective “By-Laws”and much more.



420 College eBook

420 College eBook with all the instructions.



** Professionally written by attorneys and adopted for use, these forms are critical to your collective’s success!

And MORE ….

San Diego dispensary requirements


You can always call or email 420 College staff, faculty or instructors if you want further assistance, we’ll do our best to answer your questions all for FREE!

At the end of the seminar, you’ll walk away with a medical marijuana delivery business GUARANTEED!!!



420 college - marijuana cultivation classesDAY 2: Cultivation, Harvest, Processing Safety, Security, Use, Edibles

For Experienced Growers Let’s compare notes and you may find a few new tips or tricks, along the way.

For Beginner Growers – LEARN the basics on how to grow marijuana per your physician’s recommendation or for the members of your collective.

Cultivation is Part ART & Part Science – and STILL 100% Illegal – if you don’t follow the law! What documents you have to have posted in order to be compliant with California law.


Focus is on what and how you can achieve the BEST Results to safely cultivate, produce and use MMJ for your better health!

marijuana grow room

You Will Be Taking Lessons From EXPERIENCED Professional Growers.



medical marijuana business questions

Objective: Learn the steps to take to insure you can produce medicinal quality cannabis from seeds, starter plants (clones) all the way through to harvest.
  • How to get started and produce your own medicine
  • Strain selection, space required
  • Growing indoors, outdoors and hydroponics.
  • Instructions for watering, lighting, ventilation, cycles.
  • Equipment that will be needed.
  • Detailed instructions on pest control, smell abatement, security, pH balance, and drying/curing.
  • How to package the marijuana.



edible medical marijuana recipes

Objective: you will learn that there are hundreds of edible cannabis products that are now available:

  • Confections – candies and ice creams
  • Cheesecakes, brownies and other “goodies”
  • Use in Cooking, Salad Dressings and Drinks.
  • Concentrates Extracts PROPER Packaging
  • Food and “edible” handling,
  • Safety Popular Recipes

Cannabis College Events Give You a Chance to Reach Out and Meet Others like you who are just getting into the industry.

Don’t Know Anyone in the Community, Now?

You WILL After a 2 Day Event.


find medical marijuana

During lunch AND AFTER …

Get To Know Others!

Our classes are an excellent place to find like-minded people that are working towards similar goals!


  • Valuable Experiences
  • New Friends
  • Industry Contacts
  • Step-By-Step Check List
  • FORMS to Take Home!

Future Support | Professional Business Services | Confidential Consultations.

Classes are forming now and they fill up fast. Reserve your seat today.

wm. bill mcpike - teaching medical marijuana law at 420 College classes


Up Coming EVENTS Calendar

2 Day Seminar – $250per student


George Boyadjian

Founder of 420 College.

Comments are closed.
All Articles by Month