The Product Development Journey: Our Infographic loosely follows the Stage-Gate model, which was created by Product Innovation experts Robert Cooper and Scott Edgett in the US. However, our approach adopts a more direct approach when it comes to quantifying commercial market interest for our clients - See more at: http://visual.ly:
Business Plan Mind Map - that's exactly the level you should look at this topic in an early stage startup environment. Use it as a brain teaser, be very selective (e.g. don't worry about balance sheets etc.) and don't overstrategize. Stay humble and lean and capture your initial data in the lean or business model canvas - not in a heavy business plan document.
As with any business, if you’re thinking of starting a marijuana dispensary, a business plan is essential.