APPLICATION ADVISING + REVIEW
ROLE OF AN APPLICATION CONSULTANT
Whether you want to start a dispensary, production or cultivation facility, securing a cannabis business license in your state is the first hurdle, as the number of license awarded are limited. Each state has their own individual, complex and unique licensing requirements, meaning there is no "one size fits all" or "cookie cutter" business model to deploy to secure a cannabis business license.
There are many concerns to keep in mind when drafting your cannabis business application, and it is essential to proofread each and every page, part and element with sharp eyes.
That's why you engage with The J. Whitney Group as your second set of qualified eyes, or APPLICATION CONSULTANTS, to help you through the application process. Our experience and expertise in the application process and professional proofreading can catch not only errors in typing, grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting, but also awkward phrasing, unclear expression, missing information, inconsistencies of all kinds, non-compliant processes and even mistakes in data.
The feedback and guidance given from our APPLICATION ADVISEMENT + REVIEW will provide you with concrete corrections, and a solid understanding of opportunities for improvement in your application, enabling you to make further improvements based on our expert suggestions.
Whether you need professional proofreading or need application assistance from start to finish, we have a team of dedicated Application Consultants who are here to help!
GENERAL SERVICE OVERVIEW
If you need application assistance from the ground up, we have a team of dedicated APPLICATION CONSULTANT who are here to help you every step of the way! With our APPLICATION PREP ADVISEMENT + REVIEW, we will provide you with a “plug and play” outline of your state application equipped with:
Professional legal writing in each section
Key terms and phrases you need to include as well
A list of necessary components for each section of the application for you to fill in
Once you and your team have drafted your application, our APPLICATION CONSULTANT will conduct a professional proofreading to iron out any little errors and blemishes to ensure your application is revised, refined and ready for submission.
Perhaps you already compiled the required documents and are confident in your application but are looking for a second set of qualified eyes to review your application. With our APPLICATION REVIEW, our APPLICATION CONSULTANT will:
Carefully review and check the accuracy of the content
Carefully review and check completeness of citation of state statutes
Address any inconsistencies in formatting
Correct errors where necessary
Suggest improvements in the form of written feedback
The feedback given will provide you with concrete corrections and enable you to make further improvements based on the APPLICATION CONSULTANT'S expert suggestions.
Option 1: APPLICATION REVIEW
The J. Whitney Group will review and proofread your application and identify areas that need immediate attention, check for inconsistencies in content and formatting and provide feedback on ways the application can be improved.
Option 2: APPLICATION PREP ADVISEMENT + REVIEW
JWG will provide you with a “plug and play” outline of your state application equipped with professional legal writing in each section as well as a list of necessary components for each section of the application for you to fill in. A 30-minute conference call is provided to ask any clarifying questions or concerns regarding the application outline.
Once the application draft is completed, The J. Whitney Group will review the application and identify areas that need immediate attention, check for inconsistencies in content and formatting and provide feedback on ways the application can be improved.
*Prices vary based on selected level of service and billing options*
HOW DOES THIS PERTAIN TO MY NEW CANNABIS VENTURE?
Securing a license is the first hurdle when starting a new cannabis business, as the number of licenses awarded are limited. The contents of a cannabis business application tend to be complex and requires a great deal of intricate data and other information that must be carefully crafted, presented and explained. Every detail must be correct. The contents, as a whole, must be carefully formatted and organized. Citations and references to state statutes must be accurate, thorough and consistent, and the writing must be clear and void of all grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.
One little blemish detracts from the entire piece, causing the overall impression and viability of your business to suffer. Mistakes and imperfections of any kind will convey carelessness and in the cannabis industry the stakes are even higher. An application that is riddled with missing content, inaccurate citations, spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors is not only difficult to read but undermines the credibility of your business plan – thus jeopardizing your ability to “win” a license.
After all, this is your first impression – and quite possibly your only chance to prove to the state that you have the means and are willing and able to build and operate a successful and compliant cannabis business. If you want to create the best possible impression of your business, it is vitally important that your application shows the best work that you can achieve, and advisement and proofreading by experts will help you do this!
If it were up to us, the result would be you being awarded a cannabis business license knowing your application has been reviewed by industry experts and the plan you have set forth is designed to create a successful, sustainable and compliant cannabis business.
However, the final decision is left up to State officials. So, what can you expect from an APPLICATION ADVISEMENT + REVIEW? As long is action is taken from the advisement tasks and review feedback, you can submit your application knowing:
All application requirements are satisfied
Citations and references to state statues are sufficient, accurate and consistent
The contents of the application are filled out thoroughly and accurately
The application is equipped with professional legal writing and specialized terminology
Formatting and structuring is organized and consistent
Application is free of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors
The entire application, down to the minute details have been proofread, revised and refined to the fullest extent
If you are looking to break into the cannabis industry, The J. Whitney Group is here to help you succeed. Our Application Advising and Review will give you more confidence and peace of mind knowing you submitted the best possible application. Contact us today to see how we can help you overcome the first hurdle and on to creating a successful cannabis business!