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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on the 420MSP Cannabis Tech Conference

Dan Foote shares his experience at the 420MSP Cannabis Tech Conference. He says the conference was great fun, and he learned a lot from other partners in regards to how they are handling the magnitude of the business and grow facilities they are supporting. Dan encourages people to attend conferences, and if you missed it be sure to watch the replay at 420MSP.com.

Colorado’s Essential Services Tag

Blake Schwank out of Colorado Springs, CO starts off with an interesting story. He is broadcasting from the backyard of his new home (his home office wasn’t setup). He closed his new home in the pandemic by completing closing papers in a parking lot LOL. But Schwank shares Colorado-specific insights about the essential services tag including a government reversal after a mere three (3) hours of shutdown.

Biz Dev in the Cannabis Vertical

A common trend in Jim Remke’s business development efforts at POSRG is this. Cannabis clients are investing forward into the latest generation of technology at the point-of-sale dispensary level. That includes kiosking and self-service options.

Roddy: Retail Solution Providers Target Cannabis

Jim Roddy from the RSPA checks in with us and expresses “lots of interest” in the cannabis sub-vertical (adult use, CBD). He recently produced a podcast that included one of our other analysts (Duane Roebuck from BlueStar). The podcast was a roundtable that present different angles including distribution, financial services and a reseller from New Hampshire.

Remke: State of Illinois Updates – Awarding Licenses and Consumption Lounges

We’ve got Jim Remke from POSRG in Chicago back to talk about the State of Illinois going adult use legal in 2020. His updates include that May 1st the dispensary license award winners will be announced (around 75-licenses) and then there will be a several month period to launch. That’s a greenfield opportunity. And catch his talk about a public consumption lounge in Springfield, IL.