so i talked with my business partner and we are a go. i gave my 2 weeks notice at my job 5 days ago and i cant say ill be sorry to be leaving it.
last thursday i called the city building to ask about zoning regulations or any restrictions that may arise with my new business venture. i was told the city council would like to meet and discuss details, and if i was available to meet them at the one and only donut shop in town. this was convenient - since my retail space is literally next door.
i arrived at the donut shop to find 3 guys sitting around a table drinking coffee, they called me over and we sat and talked more about the weather and the difficulty the local farmers are having pulling cotton out of the fields due to heavy rain, and the opening of the new cotton gin mill being delayed.
we finally broached the subject in question and they said they have no problems with my store, there are no zone restrictions ill run into, no fees other than the license cost of $2500, and they welcomed me in with open arms.
its the god damn wild west here guys - theres no testing, no packaging requirements, so long has you can maintain your paper work and monthly reporting you wont have any problems. when i talked to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Association they said license approval is within 14 days!
so i rented an apartment in town, got utilities turned on and filed for residency in Oklahoma as well as a DL to start filing paperwork. next week ill get my patient card.
retail counters, led can lights, signs, and the POS system will be arriving in 4 days. which gives me time to get the owners crap off the retail floor, boxed, and stored.
lets see how this goes.