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In Episode 11 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy connects with Dave Albert, the founder and President of VAR Retail Control Systems; Brian Meyer, co-founder of Solvent; and Duane Roebuck, Sr. Channel Manager of Retail and IoT at BlueStar, about VAR and ISV opportunities – and challenges – in the emerging cannabis and CBD vertical. Among the topics discussed are resources VARs and ISVs should utilize to learn more about this market, specific steps required to enter this vertical, expected roadblocks during this journey, and lessons learned firsthand by our guests.

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