Referrals & Networking
Green CP has successfully acquired cannabis business licenses spanning California. Our clients include individuals and entities across the globe. Our experience in the cannabis industry has allowed us to develop a dynamic network of industry leaders: equipment providers, architects and engineers, cannabis industry stalwarts, real estate agents, security contractors, banking specialists, general contractors, licensed cannabis business CEOs and Presidents, venture capitalists, and others. Together, Green Consulting Partners and our network of clients and industry professionals are committed to working together towards the long-term success of the regulated cannabis industry.
Forming a business entity for the purpose of running a cannabis business should not be executed frivolously. How you structure a company, and who is named on the company as a member of the company, will be consequential when it comes to state and local licensing processes and review. Further, corporate formation decisions haveserious tax and ownership implications that effect how a company can raise investment capital and add owners or members to a given entity. Green CP helps clients chose the corporate structure that best suits their intended business model.
Real Estate Zoning & Land Use
Finding a properly zoned property is one of the largest obstacles prospective cannabis businesses face early on. Practically every municipality in the country has zoning regulations, and these zoning parameters dictate what uses are acceptable. Zoning and land use implications extend to construction and development, parking requirements, ingress and egress, all the way to restrictions on hours of operation. At the state level, environmental regulations need to be contemplated, particularly if a project will have an impact on the existing development footprint. Green CP provides thorough zoning analyses and is adept at assessing land use implications with respect to applications and relevant permits. We offer guidance and direction to clients who are serious about finding and securing viable and compliant properties.
Services in Other States
Our introduction to the cannabis industry began in California – we now provide guidance to operators and entrepreneurs in every state that has some form of legalized marijuana. Cannabis operations knowledge is somewhat transferable but having the ability to quickly and accurately decipher new regulatory frameworks is a skill that cannot be feigned. Unlike many cannabis consultants, Green CP does not charge clients for preliminary research; we familiarize ourselves with the regulatory program of the respective state and treat it as an investment in our firm. Our knowledge base is continually expanding. California’s regulatory program is larger than the rest of the active cannabis licensing states combined, and our experience thus far is that our knowledge and capabilities allow us to service clients across the country with continued expertise derived from our experience with jurisdictional adjustments.
Jurisdictional Outreach & Advocacy
Green Consulting Partners has worked with dozens of jurisdictions and we have learned the intricacies of how cities and counties operate as well as what their regulatory priorities are. Our standard includes developing meaningful rapport with the administration of every municipality we work with. Further, since local jurisdictions determine for themselves the scope of cannabis business activities, we engage in advocacy on behalf of clients to ensure their interests are accounted for in emerging legislation and regulations. We approach administrative personnel with licensing ideas and cost-benefit analyses, as well as participate in city council meetings, county board of supervisors meetings, public hearings, and community outreach efforts. If you have an interest in a jurisdiction with a limited licensing program, or a prohibition on licensing, and want to establish a cannabis business, Green CP is capable of advocating on your behalf.
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