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CNB 105 - Johanna Garsenstein - Summer 2020

Designing a Dispensary Project


This is a research guide for Professor Garsenstein's Dispensary Operations course, offering research strategies for students designing legally compliant cannabis dispensaries.

The pages in this guide focus on electronic resources available online and through the Oakton Community College Library.

Since we will not be meeting in-person for library research instruction, please feel free to chat with a librarian during our traditional business hours, or schedule an in-depth research consultation appointment for for additional assistance.

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Keep in mind ...

It will be helpful for you to map out search terms before beginning your research.  Try to think of the topics or sub-topics you wish to discuss in your project.  Play around with your keywords and phrases when searching library databases and web sources to help you locate the material that will be most meaningful to your research.

Some examples:

  • cannabis dispensaries
  • pharmaceutical industry resistance
  • marijuana industry
  • hemp products, edibles. etc.
  • cannabis startup
  • agricultural laws and legislation
  • small business
  • food and drug safety