Hey! How is it going everyone? I am currently living and attending college in Indianapolis. One of my dreams and plan in the near future is to open a medical marijuana dispensary somewhere in the Indianapolis area. As you may all know, Indiana is a pretty mean and strict state towards marijuana. But the good news is that, legislatures are working to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana, but the million dollar question is WHEN?
Until then, I have already created a pretty detailed business plan for my non-profit organization, but it is still a work in progress. I am stuck on developing my funding forecast, finding two more people in order to have a board of members to vote on operations, understanding all the licenses, approvals, registrations, and restrictions a dispensary may require to start, and the company's financial needs to run for an x amount of time. I was wondering if anyone can lend me a hand, and give me a little help. A lot of information are pretty hard to figure out since the medical marijuana program is still pending in Indiana, and a lot of the resources are hard to find. If you know what you are talking about, I can show you my business plan and notes (Just don't take my ideas lol).
For all those who are wondering, I want to start this nonprofit because I believe the war on pot is a complete failure, and that the government shouldn’t penalize or put people behind bars who use marijuana as a form of treatment for their illnesses; I also want to open this dispensary because I have a strong desire to help people who need medical marijuana as a form of medicine, and I want to provide a safe, professional, and affordable environment where people can purchase their medicine.
If anyone can give me some advice, I'd appreciate it!