April 20th is a famed holiday with the cannabis community , and it is no surprise that this day typically brings huge profits (on average 2.2 times the volume of sales). With such high volumes of sales in the past, many dispensaries have had problems with their technology not being able to keep up with the demand. This has cause system outages throughout the United States. Harry Brelsford of The CannaTech Group sits down with Gary Cohen of Cova Software to chat about the upcoming holiday and what Cova has done to prepare.
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.
We catch-up with Jim Remke from POSRG in ‘day booth at MJBizCon 2019 in Vegas. Second year in a row that POSRG has displayed and this year, while not overwhelmed with Managed Services Providers (MSPs) walking the floor, Remke is speaking with customers who are vertically integrated over the product stack.
Duane Roebuck (BlueStar) is all in the cannabis vertical and always provides value in our monthly segment. We’re talking RFID 2.0 and the hooks in the cannabis vertical. Roebuck starts with the growers (the start of the supply chain) and integrations in Metric. This results in operation efficiencies as you don’t have to worry about barcoding scanning at each step. It also improves harvest yield as the flower is sensitive to movement at certain stages of growth and bar code scanning can cause damage v. RFID does not. Much more in this segment – so watch up!
The last kilometer is how we frame up Remke’s Point of Sale (POS) solution set in the cannabis vertical. It’s all about making the sale. As we turn to Fall, Remke shares some up coming shows that he’ll be attending including the MJ BizCon show of shows in December 2019. I predict 50,000+ attendees and Remke concurs. Apparently, according to Remke, the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center has been compounded with the addition of the North Hall for exhibitors!