Preparing a Cannabis License Application | urban-gro

Preparing a Winning Cannabis License Application

As 2023 draws to a close and 2024 rises on the horizon, we look back on this year’s Cannabis Voter Initiatives and Legislative Measures that have set the stage for cannabis industry expansion and progress in 2024. We take account of what was won, dust off the losses, and prepare to continue down the path toward national expansion of both medical and adult-use cannabis.

With deadlines for new cannabis licenses approaching, applicants seeking guidance and momentum should look to urban-gro for assistance with the creation of competitive application packages. While urban-gro is known for professional design and construction services, the firm also excels in the licensing arena with many services provided in-house. Our team can give you an edge by collaboratively working with you to develop a strong application package with fast turnaround on essential supporting documents.

For Cannabis License Applications, One Size Does Not Fit All

urban-gro’s tailored approach means that we can customize the scope of work based on the client’s needs—whether that’s a specific piece of the application or complete turnkey support. This personalized approach helps to improve the chances of a successful application. We know that regulations vary by state and leverage our team’s extensive experience in the cannabis industry to ensure all requirements are addressed. We work collaboratively with you to fight for a winning license.

Professional Design Services tailored to fit your immediate application needs:

Architectural Services

  • Design services such as Program, Master Planning, Conceptual Design, and Schematic Design. These are all essential steps in building a preliminary set of Construction Documents seen in application packages.
  • Zoning Confirmation
  • Application Research & Guidance
  • Record Research & Public Records Request
  • Feasibility Review & Study   
  • Specialized drawings like Exterior Elevations, Building Sections, Site Plans, Floor Plans, Life-Safety Plans, and Code Analysis.
  • 3-Dimensional Renderings
  • Interior Design
  • Revenue Projections & Business Planning Services
  • Licensing Meetings

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering Services

  • Facility Power and Utility Demands
  • Lighting and Photometric Plans
  • Narrative Support
  • HVAC, Dehumidification, Odor Mitigation, or any Environmental Support Systems Recommendations & Comparative Analysis

Integrated Cultivation Design (ICD) Services

  • Cultivation Equipment Plans
  • Cultivation Metrics
  • Integration with SOPs
  • Specialized Cultivation Equipment & Specifications

Security Design Services

  • Security Overlay Plans (cameras and security measures)
  • Color Coded Plans for ease of design explanation
  • Security Equipment Recommendations (DVR, IR Cameras, Security Measures)

Construction Services

  • Construction Cost Opinion through our Pre-Construction Services
  • Construction Project Schedules
  • Leadtime Recommendations
  • Fast Tracking Construction to meet operational deadlines.
  • Design-Building Options

Equipment Sales Support

  • Equipment Listing & Pricing
  • Lead Time Determination
  • Equipment Recommendations & Price Comparisons
  • Specifications

Don't Wait to Get Started

urban-gro is capable of customizing a complete services package or simply infilling a few critical pieces in your applications. If you are pursuing a vertically integrated, cultivation, manufacturing, dispensary, conditional, social equity, distribution, or operations license, we have you covered. Our team members can include architecture, interiors, ICD, MEP/FP, structural, civil, landscape, cGMP, EU-GMP, WHO-GACP, manufacturing, and/or application writers.  Please contact urban-gro for a consultation and quote. Don’t wait to the last minute to start your process.

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