This article is the first in a series called, “So you want to start a canna biz?” created in partnership with Good Tree Capital. The first topic we’ll cover is how to start a cannabis business, including tips on location, cost, and long-term success in cannabis.

While it may seem like state legalization is a green light for cannabis businesses to open up on every corner, it’s not quite that simple. Every city, town, and municipality in the country has its own unique set of policies. Take California for example.

While you probably know the state as the weed capital of the country, less than a third of California cities (144 of 482) allow medical-use cannabis business in their borders, and an even smaller…

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