When opening a cannabis dispensary, there is a lot involved in the process. There are business licenses, permits, forming an LLC and setting up a business account are just some of the tasks. I was really overwhelmed with how much needed to be done. I briefly considered hiring a full time employee to help me. I needed someone to share in the workload and to double check my work. I didn’t want to miss a stamp in the process. I didn’t want to face legal action or late fees. When I started hunting around for an employee I found that a lot of people in my situation use a cannabis consultant. A cannabis business consulting firm has a lot of people on the team. They can serve as a lawyer, manager, or an employee to whoever hires them. All dispensary owners recommended hiring a recreational cannabis consultant over a full time employee. They said in the long run, a cannabis consultant saves you money. They are only hired as long as you want them. They typically help a dispensary owner get all the paperwork together and start the business. Once the business is ready to open their doors, the business consultant considers their work done. I checked out some pricing and reviews on the different recreational marijuana consultant businesses. I was pleasantly surprised by how positive everything was. I am also happy that I will save money by hiring a consultant. The dispensary process is already an expensive one. Saving money where I can has become quite necessary.