You need to have about $1.5 million in the bank. You need to be in control of a city-approved building 1,000 feet or more from churches and schools. You need to pay a bi-annual fee. You need to submit various other applications as well. You must pass a background check. In short, this is no easy feat.
Licenses for marijuana businesses are not easily available. The state licenses a single facility known as the First State Compassion Center, which is authorized to cultivate and distribute marijuana. It is unclear right now when or how the state will authorize additional compassion centers. Common barriers to starting marijuana business include the high application fees, strict regulations, and stringent financial reporting. Be sure to check current licensing requirements with both the state and local governments before getting started. Consultation with an attorney whose practice includes the representation of marijuana businesses at an early stage can be very helpful.
First thing is always make sure you are within the legal smoking age before anything else. The next step is to find a reputable and specialized doctor who can review your condition to authorize your medical marijuana license.