Canna Chats: How to Open a Dispensary

By on February 18, 2020 in Cannabis

Get ahead of the game:
Join us and learn how to open and operate a recreational dispensary

June 26th 3-5 pm

It’s going to happen.  It may be this June or next year but New York will undoubtedly pass a recreational cannabis law.   When it goes down, we at Helbraun Levey want you to be prepared and ready to apply for and open a dispensary.   

In our second Canna Chat, we will be talking to dispensary owners and cannabis consultants who have opened many dispensaries around the country.  Seriously, these guys are some of the top experts in retail cannabis and they will knock your socks off with their knowledge and expertise.  You will leave the seminar way ahead of the game and you will know what you need to do to be a cannabis winner in New York.

 We are so excited to be joined by:

Andrew Vinnick – Andrew operates his family cannabis business that includes a recreational dispensary and cannabis media and tech platforms. In the time since taking over operations, Andrew has doubled the retail footprint of his dispensary and will be selling the entire operation later this year.  

Aaron Lachant –  Aaron is the co-founder of MMLG, LA’s top cannabis consulting company.  Aaron has been involved in securing over 100 licenses for commercial cannabis activity across the country and his firm was behind a few of the successful applications for on-site cannabis consumption lounges soon to open in West Hollywood. 

Tyler Stratford -Tyler Stratford managed his family‚Äôs dispensary and cultivation operation in Colorado.  He now works as a consultant for Canna Advisors, and brings his successful, extensive experience of working in nearly every legal cannabis market in both the U.S. and internationally. He has trained operators and started up over 300 cannabis businesses, and he has had the pleasure of opening the very first cannabis dispensaries in six states.

David Helbraun – is the Founder and Chairman of Helbraun Levey and will serve as the panel moderator. The panel will discuss the following topics:

  • How to write a business plan for a recreational dispensary.
  • The costs and timeline associated with starting and opening a dispensary.
  • Tips on the application process and how to get approved for a dispensary license.
  • The steps required to build, open, staff and runyour recreational dispensary.

June 26th from 3-5pm with cash bar happy hour after the chat
Town Stages 221 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Space is limited to HL clients and friends so please RSVP to
by  June 10th

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