Want to launch a cool cannabis startup in Illinois? — Pot in Illinois

Hey all. As we get closer and closer to legalization of recreational pot in Illinois, there’s lots to discuss. Let’s see… Laws, regulation, entertainment, food, drink, jobs… and startups. Are you entrepreneurial? Have you always dreamed of owning your own business? Well, nothing about it is easy or an overnight success. However, if the idea of being your own boss interests you, read on. Legal pot is going to bring billions to the Illinois economy next year. A lot of that is going to come from small business. So, do you have a passion for striking out on your own? Want to launch a cool cannabis startup in Illinois? Well, when we legalize it in 2020, try one of these:

Offer cannabis infused classes

Either way, it’s a good time, and going gangbusters, so consider launching something like this if teaching interests you. Whether it be painting, playing music, cooking… the possibilities are endless.

Want to launch a cool cannabis startup in Illinois? Try child resistant packaging

There’s a ton of opportunity for creative packaging as well, such as the packaging offered from vendors like marijuanapackaging.com, for example. With edibles, topicals, and concentrates on the market, designers need to think to be able to mix compliance with creativity. Other designers focus on packaging that eliminates the smell of pot, or child resistant bags. So if this is an area in which you already have some experience, you might want to get into the marijuana side.

Offer marijuana delivery services, an uber for weed

Does starting an on-demand service interest you? Think you can compete with Eaze? Then go for it. The possibilities are out there… You can specialize in a certain type of user, or product, or geographic area. A good way to break in could also be through partnering with another weed business. Again, if you like uber-for-x type services, it’s worth checking out.

Open a cannabis friendly hotel, like a bud and breakfast

Want to launch a cool cannabis startup in Illinois? Try flowers on flowers

Offer weed tours and events

Want to launch a cool cannabis startup in Illinois? Conclusion

So expect to see lots of new ideas. Cannabis business incubators. Dinners with marijuana pairings, similar to that of wine dinners or beer dinners. Physical therapists specializing in CBD treatments. When we legalize recreational cannabis here in Illinois, it’s going to be quite the disruptor. Our economy will never be the same. Entrepreneurs, you might want to get in on it!

Originally published at https://potinillinois.com on June 21, 2019.

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