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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Cannabis Business Readiness Guide

Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Are you thinking of opening a cannabis business in unincorporated Sonoma County? Have you been operating as a collective and not sure how to transition into a business? The Sonoma County Economic Development Board is focused on making your business a success.

Opening a cannabis business has unique challenges due to conflicting state and federal laws and a new or still incomplete regulatory system. This online Cannabis Business Readiness Guide was created to help you better understand these challenges and provide you with information and resources to help you get started!

1. Developing a Business Plan

2. Register your Business

3. Financing

4. State Licensing

5. Tax Requirements

6. Employer Responsibilities

7. Business Insurance