Small scale operation for me, including licenses, government mandates, with estimated cost till harvest was close to a million $$. Therefore I do not have commercial license. I had a business advisor run the numbers, they even figured the electric consumption. I was quit shocked at final dollar.
It depends on where you live. For example, the state I live in it costs $250,000 to get a commercial license (if I remember correctly). I don't know how much information you'll get on this forum since this forum is mostly home growers. I wish I had more info for ya
Right off the top is $200,000 license cost plus $10,000 non refundable application fee, then fire and structure codes, security codes, mandated liability-personal insurance with multi million start base. Water consumption allowances and codes. At this point over a half million, now start factoring the actual cost growing. Certain states have rich friends that can afford this, see where that's going. Now if you start looking into business loans, or start up capital lines of credit any I dealt with wanted to see already licensed as business. It's crazy, and it's priced to monopolize it in the wealthy community. Us sorry saps just have to watch from sidelines as mass grown low grade and PGR grown cannibis is high price sold to the masses.
@mwhite9829 I forgot you mentioned in the past you tried for that. Good info; thanks for sharing with us.
Wow all that money just to go legal that’s ridiculous. I‘ll have to go as big as I can at home might buy large shed and start there instead of using tents. Thanks for the info