The department of health has stated that anybody that is interested in starting any form of medical cannabis business must get or acquire a license before starting the operations. Hence, the cannabis industry is a heavily controlled industry and the government wants to ensure that there are records for each activity, whether it is buying or selling, which takes place in the cannabis industry. However, those people who are considering starting services like distribution must acquire cannabis distribution permits. The rules that must be complied with are very stringent and it is impossible to set up a cannabis business without acquiring licenses and permits first. It must be noted that the licensing process is very complex. Since the process is based on merit, applicants who submit an application must make sure that all requirements are met such as the legal and regulatory requirements.

Furthermore, to get cannabis distribution permits, applicants must show that they are financially stable. They must also submit an inclusive business plan which must show the outline of how the business will be operated. This particular plan will comprise of financial details of the business which includes earnings and expenses. Lastly, the applicants must show the passion they have for the industry when trying to get permits.