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Medical Marijuana Patients forums; I am looking at starting a grow shop.
I have been selling supplys to legal MJ growers ,and non MJ ...
I am looking at starting a grow shop.
I have been selling supplys to legal MJ growers ,and non MJ growers (ficus, bonsi,cactus,veggies.)
I want to sell to everyone, not just the cannabis market.
But here is my question........ Is it illegal on the fedeal level to sell growing supplys that will be used for the cultvation of cannabis?????
I need to do something with my life, do to physical resticyions I can no longer do my previus carear.
I have a run down house on a Main road (i live in the woods) that I have been fixing up to use as my store front.
I have been Slinging supplys out of my garage for a couplke months (thank you hydro shops for the stupid high prices that make mine look so low)
I was thinking about going with HYDROFARM. they sent me a APP, and they want you to be a set up and running busness.
I dont want to breck the laws to do it.
With a store front, that REALLYS PUTS MY NAME OUT THERE. and i dont want the feds messing with me, for supplying MEDICAL growers.
I was thinking about making a sign that says "all product are for Legale use only" and I would not ask what they are growing.
P.S. I only have a couple hundred in supplys, and no forseeable income
Any thoughts? advise? warnings? hints?
oh yeah when I said I won't ask what u are growing, If someone with out a card is buying stuff that I think will be used Illegaly I will not sell them the stuff, and kick them out of the store, I want to help the people that need supplys for there food and/ or meds. I have been dealing mainly with ORGANICS. I have chemical ferts , but after they talk to me about organics, they dont want chemical nutes anymore. I started a ORGANIC FAD.
Last edited by KushDog; 02-16-2012 at 07:57 AM.
nurseries sell grow equipment and look less suspicious,they also sell fruit trees,plants,flowers, and all kinds of stuff,from timers,ducting,mylar lady bugs,etc..
PS: This does point out why the federal laws need changing. The same federal government that says mj is a schedule 1 drug (has no medical use) also holds patents on marjuanna cannabiniods.
Unless you were specifically marketing your products as marijuana growing products I think you would be just fine. A place nearby sells 1000 watt light bulbs at wholesale prices. They deal mainly with growers and factories, but they are not telling people to grow with their bulbs and aren't liable. Is there a reason why you can't just set up a nice legal grow in this empty house in the woods?
I want to make money and retire. If i sell grow eqipment and pay taxes, I get lots of money and cool stuff, and get to keep it forever,
If i were to set up a Legal grow (caregiver), do what i love, sell the stuff, get rich, get really cool stuff, fly around the world living it up, that would be great for a few years, BUT THAN THEY Will come in, destory everything i worked so hard too do, seaze all my assets, send me away to prision for a long time......... than when i am old I have nothing to my name except a feleny conviction.
But if I start a grow shop, I wont have as much money at first, but I will be obeying the laws and beable to live on the out side, retirer in 20 years, and Than I can fly around the world living it up.
If you do what you love you will never work a day in your life. And I like talking about plants and growing. I have always been really good at SCINECE .
Grow shop pros : Work from home, make money legaly, social inter action, get to help people(makes me feel warm and tigley inside),
Grow shop Cons: comuity reaction, puts my name out there with Growing. Dealing with drug users, evryone and ther cousin will stop by to see what the store has in it and than they will probaly try to steal stuff.
right now I have a good clientel of great people. but WOuld like to take it to the next leavel. I am going to stop growing my own meds and get a caregiver.
First you need to make sure that your house is in an area that is zoned for commercial/retail use.....it is likely not, you would know. If not, you can't open a business. You're going to need access to $100,000 for your stock.....banks aren't lending money unless you have a major down payment.
There are a million growing supplies stores, and many are going out of business quick....just too many. I've seen two go out in the last few months around here.
You will probably need a financial partner to even get close to start. Also, you have to get approved by the zoning committee and the city council to open any kind of store, and they can approve or deny for any reason, and all you can do is drop big money just to get an application to dispute it. There is a guy in ypsi that has a strip mall he ownes, and wanted to open a tattoo shop there.....city said they didn't want another one, so he can't open, end of story.
Business ownership is diffcult. You need money to have your accounting done, pay for insurance, pay a payroll service, adversiting, website design, the list is endless.
In conclusion.....start the research and do a lot of it. The bank will want a professional business plan just to get a consideration, and they don't like hyro shops.
PETA.......People Eating Tasty Animals. The best are the ones you harvest...pass on hunting to our children.
Comercal property: yes
Bank loan: No
I own the house, and I dont want to get a laon, maybe find investers. $10000 and I will be golden. there is Three hydro shops all 25-30 miles in each direction. And I already have people driveing Past those shops to come see me.
I just want to start small (paid for shack) than if I get money rolling in, I will move the loction to a nice urban setting.
I have a qusiteion? WHen i go to a grow/hydro store, people are always talking about cultivating cannabis. ARE THEY BREAKING ANY LAWS BY SELLING STUFF THAT THEY KNOW WILL BE USED IN THE CULTVATION OF CANNABIS???????????
I DONT WANT TO BREAK THE LAWS, but want to sell canna goods
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP and AWNERS
My suggestion would be forget the store front and over VERY low price items on Ebay.......a good example is The Hydro Source, who seems to offer the best prices with free delivery on the net. Tons of business to be had if you low-ball your prices! But many wholesalers demand large pre-purchases of stock before they'll deal with you. I'd say Hydrofarm is the one company you want to stay away from.......lastly, I sincerely doubt you'll get rich running this type of business, going up against the big boys, unless you have a monster advertising budget! You're late to the party, I imagine.
Last edited by SSHZ; 02-16-2012 at 09:51 AM.
Originally Posted by SSHZ
The closest grow shop is 25 miles, the second is 30. and the trird is 40 miles away. how many people live in a 15 mile raduis??? i dont know but I know that 1/4 of the poulation grows somesort of plant.. I am not steping on anyones toes by doing this. As of now when we go to thr grow shop, it is a ROAD TRIP, we roll some joints, stop and get fast food,.. it is not like we can just run out to the local grow shop real quick, it's a Hour of drive time there and back.....
so if i have lower prices and am closer, people should come to me insted of the BIG BOYS.
dirt cost $10 abag they sell it for $23-$27 abag. so if I sell the same bag for $20 The custmer will be happy and I will double my money....... so I double my money, and make people happy, Why would they go elseware???? I guess if someone wants to drive farther and spend more money, I will be out of bussiness.
I am not to late to the game, I am one of the first players around here. Location location location, and in my Loction there is no place to buy growing supplys.
Well, good luck with it all.....
Location location location
Where you live will depend on if you get fucked with and if you are successful.
Go to the local cops and ask them. This is one of the leading industries right now, even in non legal states.
If you are that scared about it, then you shouldn't do it. Stressful shit.
Good luck. there are shit for grow shops in UP. I have thought heavily about opening one, but fuckers are broke and everyone wants to haggle proce on everything up here, like every business is a damn flea market. Both shops say "Hey, I'll just ring it up and tell you when it in", What the fuck good is that? Like I don't have a fucking computer? So I say "How about I pay online company and save a bunch of money and when the shit shows up at my front door, I will let myself know. lol". I hit grow shops from UP to Detroit. Hate to say, most suck ass. Most try to sell you shit that is left on their shelves, and won't bring up better sold-out products.
Good Luck, keep us posted.