One of the most talked about issues the last few years has been the legalization of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. California is one of the states that allows the sale of the drug for medical purposes.
This, of course, isn't an attempt to jump into the debate over this issue; rather, this post will use a current event to frame some considerations that business owners should make when they open doors for business and while they are in the midst of operating.
According to the LA Times, California law currently allows marijuana dispensaries to sell products to customers who have formed a collective. More recently, however, a voter-approved measure gave the state more latitude to close dispensaries that didn't meet the letter of the law.