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While the Arizona Bar Association diddles around trying to decide whether or not they will represent would-be medical marijuana businesses and while bureaucrats cook up regulatory roadblocks, at least one entrepreneurial marketer has jumped into the void to help medical marijuana dispensaries get off the ground in our state.
With the passage of medical marijuana in Arizona, people in the know (like me) predicted the creation of new businesses– besides dispensaries and growing operations– around this new industry.
Arizona Dispensary University, in Phoenix, is one such business. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to drive to Phoenix to check it out because the Phoenix New Times already did. Here is an excerpt:
We attended a class at Arizona Dispensary University, the new medical marijuana “college,” on Friday. The foremost thing we learned is that people can make a lot of money selling public information and “expert” advice about our impending medical marijuana industry. People want to know how to get patient cards, how to open dispensaries, and how to operate grow sites. And they’ll pay hundreds of dollars for a guide.
For more information about marketing a medical marijuana dispensary, navigating the application process, and the cost of classes, check out their article: Arizona Dispensary University Class Offers Expensive Education on the Medical Marijuana Business.
As an aside, for a business that is selling marketing advice, Arizona Dispensary University has a horrible website. Hey, buddy, do yourself a favor and use some of your profits from the classes to hire a web designer!