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New York Recently Passed Legislation

New York recently passed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use, which is a huge win for the tri state area, especially after New Jersey’s win in November. With the legalization in New York creating huge opportunities for not only small businesses, but entrepreneurs who are already starting to create the infrastructure, but now they have the backing of the government. Kat shares with us the she has personally “met contacts in the New York area, who are looking to bring the sophistication of the West Coast cannabis industry really onto the East Coast, which hasn’t happened yet, simply because the legality hasn’t been there.”
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New York Becomes Legal

New York has finally legalized recreational marijuana, after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the bill into law at the beginning of April. The law allows New Yorkers to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis for recreational use, as well as, expunges certain marijuana related convictions. With the largest city in North America becoming legal, this opens up a multi-billion dollar market and tremendous opportunities.

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The Importance of a Partner Programs

Throughout the years of working in technology I have learned firsthand how powerful relationships and partnerships can be to your organization. No matter the size of the partner, partner programs are so powerful that many large tech companies use them including Microsoft, Oracle, eBay, and thousands more.
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Cannabis Labeling and Packaging

Legal Cannabis has become a major phenomenon in the US over the past 10 years, with New York and New Mexico joining this month. With Cannabis becoming legal in more and more states many new regulations are coming into effect. With these new rules and regulations licensed cannabis businesses have learned to operate in accordance with these relatively stringent regulations which differ from state to state. One of the main regulations is cannabis packaging and labeling. With years and years of inconsistent packaging and labeling rules across states, much debate and frustration has arose amongst the industry.
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Is Cannabis Becoming more Mainstream for MSP’s?

The November elections (where 5 states went legal) coupled with the pandemic, people’s awareness of cannabis use has been heightened, we have seen a perception change over the last year. With Seattle surpassing 1 billion dollars in taxes, business leaders, politicians, and the community are looking at how they can get a piece of the pie. We chat with Dan Foote who has embraced the cannabis industry by assisting with their technology needs. Listen as we learn more about the cannabis industry, how it has changed, and how you can get involved.

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VARS and ISV Challenges in the Cannabis Vertical


There are many challenges VARs and ISVs face in the Cannabis Industry, however, the biggest struggle has been to get face to face meetings with new dispensaries. Many times industry leaders say that the business is typically open prior to anyone even knowing they are opening. The challenge with this is you are not there in the planning phase to make the initial system purchase making it a much harder sell to do a rip and replace or even suggest better products. Watch as Jim and Harry chat about some solutions to these challenges.
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