State by state guide of starting a cannabis business in the U.S.

With California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada recently passing laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana¬†and Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota enacting medical marijuana initiatives, it’s hard to keep track of the 33 states, (and Washington DC) that allow some type of marijuana.

Small Biz Trends has put together a helpful state-by-state guide outlining the states with medical or recreational adult use provisions and how to get into business in one of those states.

National prohibitions against interstate cannabis commerce and federal banking and drug laws continue to keep large companies away, thereby opening the door for start-ups to open dispensaries, retail stores and engage in other cultivating, processing facilities or create products that are ancillary to the cannabis industry.

States that have no medical or recreational marijuana provisions: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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