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The Top 5 Dispensary Franchises Blazing a Trail in the Industry

These cannabis dispensary concepts are a great way to enter a lucrative industry with the support of a proven business model.

The U.S. legal cannabis market, which is set to reach $35 billion by 2025, is exploding, and franchises are taking note. For many concepts, entering the franchising space provides an opportunity to grow more quickly with passionate entrepreneurs. On the flip side, franchising with a brand rather than trying to enter the relatively young market alone provides more safety and stability for new business owners.

  1. Far & Dotter

Far & Dotter places an emphasis on the inclusivity of its model. While the concept is doing important work as it supports customers in understanding the ever-changing cannabis landscape, its internal processes welcome a range of businesspeople to the table. With its first round of franchisees, the concept also announced its association with a scholarship program that supports women, minority and disabled veteran entrepreneurs in funding their dreams.

  1. Unity Rd.

Unity Rd. prides itself on being more than just a local cannabis concept. Taking it a step further than operating locally rather than in a huge, nationwide corporate model, Unity Rd. positions itself as more than “just a neighborhood shop,” saying its owners are also the consumers’ neighbors. With an emphasis on nurturing the people and communities it serves, Unity Rd. owners are able to receive the support of a strong franchisor without sacrificing a genuinely caring local feel

  1. Open Dør Dispensaries

Open Dør brings the power of franchising expertise to the table. It was founded in 2020 by Kathryn Blackwell, who has also worked with franchises such as Cold Stone CreameryTacoTime and Samurai Sam’s. According to its website, the company has over three decades of franchisor experience and has successfully opened over two dozen dispensaries since its foundation. 

  1. Eufloria

Eufloria sits at an interesting intersection in the cannabis world. Offering both dispensary and retail CBD concepts, Eufloria supports franchisees in leveraging the demand for legal cannabis in all forms. Though there are strict regulations surrounding legal cannabis, some consumers are still weary as the concept is relatively new. Eufloria advertises that it offers high-quality, pure products, legal compliance and inviting store environments, positioning franchisees well to drive demand while drawing in customers who are newer to the space.

  1. Miracle Leaf Health Centers

Miracle Leaf Health Centers stands out from other standard dispensary concepts, advertising that it offers doctor-recommended products and telehealth appointments for customers to be approved for medical marijuana cards. The concept’s unique mix of dispensary and “health center” offerings makes it appealing to customers seeking more than just a baseline dispensary experience.