Back in like Flynn with Dennis James from Seattle and we’re talking cannabis in the senior community. We’re talking dispensary sales surging in the pandemic. James shares what is was like to be in the “epicenter” in the COVID-19 crisis and hit one senior home super hard. Sales are up lending credence to our beliefs that cannabis is benefiting from hoarding inspired sales plus its counter-cyclical.
One of contributors, Josh Weiss (an MSP at LA Creative), fancies himself a firmly affixed in the California cannabis vertical. He is and has earned that reputation because he is out there doing it. The past year Weiss started attending cannabis investment meetups and made four presentations. In 2020 he’ll be engaged with a cannabis co-worker space (talk about creative). First off – a focus on cybersecurity. “We’re putting ourselves out there.” Weiss shared in the interview. Spoiler alert – look for a second cannabis co-worker space in 2020 as well. One take away – you can make money as a Cannabis MSP without touching the flower but supporting the ecosystem. Another takeaway: focus only on ONE cannabis meetup – don’t try to go to every meetup. Weiss is gunning to go to MJBizCon in Las Vegas in mid-December.
Duane Roebuck of BlueStar checks in before we all go to the MJBizCon conference in mid-December. We invite viewers to join us. But back to business, we’re taking bar codes and scanning in the cannabis supply chain. “It’s not a sexy topic but its very important and essential.” Roebuck shares. The two obvious reasons are inventory control and trackability/compliance. But Roebuck asserts that people forget about driver’s licensing parsing and better customer service (lower wait times with improved retail workflow). Ya’ gotta watch to here all the good stuff.
Reporting from Portland Oregon at RADexpo (“Retail and Dispensary Expo) – Harry highlights how this show is focused on the downstream third-leg of the stool of the medical and adult use cannabis supply chain. Specific mentions of store design and participating in trade associations are made in this segment. Bottom line – get involved with events and trade groups as your build your professional reputation and expertise in the cannabis vertical. I will attend RADexpo in 2020…