As laws change, North Americans are gaining greater legal access to marijuana through local dispensaries. But the rise of the dispensary brings a mountain of challenges. This book treats the fledging industry as a serious prospect and identifies the best practices to start and run a dispensary. From business basics to ensure sufficient cash flow, to science basics to ensure proper sourcing and care of the products, author Jay Currie walks dispensary owners through the important and subtle steps to a successful and sustainable business. 'Start and Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop' is a guide to create a business model and an operating plan to legally dispense marijuana and its related products.