Northeast Alternatives opened its doors on June 30, 2018, serving MA medical patients with the finest in genetics and cultivation. Founded by Kyle Bishop and Zac Cooper, the business has received 14 awards for its cannabis flower. The company is a non-profit, registered marijuana dispensary. Licensed to operate in Massachusetts, Northeast Alternatives is committed to providing only the finest genetics and products. To make it possible, the company has secured all regulatory permits and assembled an all-star team of cultivators.
Founded by Kyle Bishop and Zac Cooper
Northeast Alternatives, a Colorado cannabis company, was founded by Chris Harkins and his cousin Rich Rosier. Bishop has over 30 years of operations experience in the medical cannabis industry and many personal testimonials regarding the healing properties of the plant. He was inspired to create his own cannabis company and sought out the help of others who were experiencing similar issues. His team specializes in providing customers with a wide variety of products, including flower, edibles, and concentrates.
NE Alternatives is a leading cultivator and has been recognized with numerous high times awards for its delta 9 strains. The company also offers affordable products that contain only natural ingredients. THC is derived from a compound called THCA when it is exposed to heat and decarbonization. Its formation is a consequence of the continuous oxidation of CBGVA. In addition to these benefits, the marijuana plant is also a source of numerous misconceptions.
Non-profit organization to operate a registered marijuana dispensary
To operate a marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts, you must incorporate as a nonprofit corporation, which will keep its status in good standing with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The nonprofit corporation must be organized for a purpose that complies with the law and only conduct business for registered qualifying patients. The nonprofit must ensure that all revenue generated goes to its non-profit mission, which is to provide access to marijuana to patients in need.
If you are in Maine, the first step to opening a dispensary is completing an application form. To do this, you must submit your Management and Operations Profile. You must do this within 45 days of receiving your invitation. If you fail to meet this deadline, you must submit a new application of intent. This process can take some time, but it is worth it if you are committed to serving patients.
If you choose to become a non-profit organization, you can avoid the costs and legal hassles of running a dispensary. These businesses are often highly regulated and can be profitable. The non-profit dispensaries can pay reasonable salaries to their staff and earn good profits. It can be as expensive as $300,000. However, you should consider the costs of starting a dispensary and decide which business structure is best for you.
While marijuana remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government, it is already legal on tribal lands in 18 states. In recent years, several dispensaries have opened on St. Regis reservation, located 70 miles northeast of Montreal, New York. A few months later, the tribe filed for a license to allow Good Leaf to operate. The tribe’s government maintains that this practice violates its laws and robs the tribe of vital revenue. Sales fees are used to fund health care services and education programs, and the licensing fees are used to help underwrite public safety.
14 awards for cannabis flower
In one week, Northeast Alternatives received six new awards, including the Best Dispensary of the South Coast for 2021. With these latest additions, the company has now won more than 20 awards, including those for cannabis flower, edibles, concentrates, tinctures, and more. Not to mention, the company’s founders have won more than 30 awards in total. Read on for the list of awards Northeast Alternatives has received.
In the CBD and THC flower categories, NEA has dominated the field. Sour Tsunami won its first flower award at Terptown Throwdown, Mandarin Cookies took home three awards at COMCANCOMP, and Ice Cream Man walked away with four awards. High Times and COMCANCOMP also rewarded NEA with awards for its CBD-infused edibles, including the Sour Tsunami.
In New Jersey, ten cultivator permits were approved. Five cultivators in Central Jersey and two in South Jersey could add about 235,000 square feet of canopy to the market, while four vertically integrated awards could add as much as 120,000 square feet of retail space. The competition, called the “Cultivator’s Cup,” was organized by Solar Therapeutics, in conjunction with theFarmacist. The Cultivator’s Cup, a competition held by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, included cannabis flowers from 16 cultivators. The competition included 28 blind-testing containers containing samples of each cultivator’s flower. Theory Wellness received the top prize in three categories, including best overall and best visual. Theory Wellness was awarded second place for best cure.