The medical marijuana industry is one of the most rapidly growing in the US, exceeding even the smart phone industry (Business Week 2014). Many people jump in the industry being overly optimistic they can succeed simply if they have a quality product. It's not that simple.
Like any other business, just having a quality product or service is not enough. It's only the first of many steps to having a successful business. Without going over all the fundamentals of operating a business, we can discuss major important components if you're considering a franchise option.
Product. Although there are many companies that generate revenue by offering inferior products to customers, those businesses are not sustainable to grow. The marijuana industry is making a revolution based on the medicinal value of cannabis. Providing safe and organic medicine to patients is a huge responsibility.
It has taken our growers over 10 years to acquire, flower-verify and lab test the genetics provided by The Strainbank. We preserve the best marijuana genetics and have become the world's first "cannabis strainbank".
Marketing. Sometimes a product is so amazing it can market itself, but in the medical marijuana industry patients are diligent about their research online to find reputable, marijuana genetics providers. Donations cover operating expenses and excess revenue redistributed back to members. Donations should not be used for wasteful marketing budgets.
Most collectives stay in business by using as much as half of donations received to pay for advertising. It's unfair to patients their purchase is severely inflated to sponsor paid advertising. - The Strainbank
Business. People start their own "clone business" by gathering local genetics from random growers. Business owners with more common sense buy genetics from reputable breeders or Seedbanks, but do not flower verify the strains to ensure authenticity or measure the growing difficulty of each strain because of the long lead time required to begin selling marijuana plants online.
Breaking into the medical marijuana industry has led countless people to flock and grow marijuana to sell retail to patients or wholesale to dispensaries & mobile delivery services. Cultivating cannabis for sale is very competitive and requires either many years of experience or dedicated training and knowledge of plant nutrition. Due to saturated competition, it is very difficult to establish a new marijuana business without consuming a lot resources and capital.
Offering genetics to patients in the form of mature plants ready to cultivate is a developing niche that removes competition and allows our franchisees to succeed with out any problems. Together we'll grow far!
Established Brand. Like any other franchise, the major three (3) components of operating a successful business are resolved. The risks associated with launching a new company and establishing a brand are eliminated. What remains then to be successful is to operate the franchise using recommended procedures & maintaining exemplary customer service. The Strainbank was the first to begin offering authenticity verified, lab-tested genetics to consumers as fully matured plants and now we are the largest provider in the US!
Industry Leader. Become apart of our rapidly growing business and assist medical marijuana patients in your area by joining The Strainbank. Start-up's leverage our status as the #1 provider of genetics across the nation. Our mission is to help patients who depend on legal, safe & easy access to marijuana plants, which includes assisting our franchisees too. With over a dozen locations, we have a proven track record of success.
Each franchise owner receives all the materials and assistance necessary to get started cultivating marijuana plants for patients. We offer franchisees a turnkey solution to become a leading provider of genetics in their city.
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|Franchise Fees||$25k + 10%||$40k + 7%||$75k + 5%||$110k + 3%||$150k + 2%|
Dedicated URL. Every franchise location will have a shortcut URL directing their patients to their location. For example, The Strainbank in Los Angeles, California utilizes www.clonesla.com to direct patients to the Strain Menu in their County.
Custom Web Page. Each franchise will receive a "mini-site" containing your contact information, Strain Menu & pick-up location. This allows patients within the region represented by each franchise to correctly buy marijuana plants online.
Unique Phone Number. Each location receives a unique phone number that ensures your patient members continue to contact only your location.
Strainbank Emails. Your collective will receive emails with unlimited storage. We include email setup to Gmail and custom email signatures. Included is one catch-all email to notify everyone of incoming patient messages.
Accounting Setup. The Strainbank will assist you in setting up the accounting methods recommended to organize your collective's records. We have created a very simple platform to track everything.
Genetics Assortment. Here's the "special sauce" we have developed over years to become the largest cannabis preservatory in the U.S. You will bypass years of flowering strains by becoming a legitimate franchise with The Strainbank. Receive 8 strains from seed to begin a new nursery of authenticity verified marijuana plants.
Staff Clothing. Professionalism is important and nothing represents our brand better than having your staff wear Strainbank t-shirts and hoodies while meeting with patient members.
Packaging Materials. Use quality & discrete bags that complement the superiority of the genetics being provided to patients. We supply custom size packaging materials to fit plants perfectly, a gesture your customers will associate the product with passion & diligence.
Website Updates. Ensure your members always receive the correct information when visiting your dedicated website. Updates will be provided in a timely manner and will make your franchise stand out from the rest, especially if you choose to create social media accounts for your location.
Grow Room Instructions. Efficiency of space is the best way to cut down costs so the most affordable pricing is offered to patients. There are so many ways to grow plants and we insist on offering franchisees instructions to build the most economical room(s) for cultivation.
Growing Supplies. We go through a lot of growing supplies and create a lot of savings by making purchases in bulk. In doing so, we can pass on savings to you by offering wholesale, at cost pricing on the equipment, nutrients and supplies needed to cultivate well.
Grow Room Custom Setup. The Strainbank can have professional contractors and electricians build for you a custom grow room. Take advantage of the cumulative decades of experience and eliminate time wasted redeveloping the most cost-efficient and productive grow room possible.
Annual PM Visits. Each year you will meet with management to discuss operations and marketing to increase your business. This is the best opportunity to sit down face-to-face, share a drink and go over areas left for improvement and developments we have on our end that we can share with your franchise location.
New Strains. The Strainbank does not get new strains often, but when we do, we're very excited! The cost to acquire, flower-verify, lab-test and mother new genetics is very expensive, but we can continue to introduce to our franchisees new strains to expand your Strain Menu.
Expert Grower Support. The more plants offered to patients, the more potential problems might occur during the various stages of growth. Instead of learning through costly mistakes, consult with one of our expert growers and we can solve almost every imaginable issue.
Cultivation Schedules. There are so many ways to grow and so having additional information on how to cultivate using our methods will most definitely supplement your current understanding of plant nutrition and development.
Grow Room Equipment. The Strainbank uses the best equipment available to provide the most quality product to our patient members. We also consider cost as well, since there's no need to pay for marked up, brand products. Before introducing new equipment, we do side-by-side trials before making changes to any of our cultivation methods.
Increased SEO Assistance. If you have the capacity to cultivate a high volume of marijuana plants and are able to offer genetics to more patients, our marketing team can increase website traffic to generate more requests for weed clones & teens.
Patient Member Rewards. We reward our repeat customers by offering free genetics and gifts. Just let us know of members whom consistently support our collective and we will send them complimentary gifts at no additional cost to the franchise or patients.