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Cannabis Essential Business

With the pandemic all around us businesses are trying to figure out how to adjust to the current conditions. Although, the Cannabis Industry has been deemed essential they are trying to figure out how to scale within regulations for both the pandemic and their state regulations. Many are trying to automate their business to have kiosk solutions, update operational efficiency and RFID so when the second and or third wave hits us they are prepared to move forward in these ever changing times. Watch as Duane and Harry chat not only about the Cannabis industry but businesses as a whole in these ever changing times.

Marijuana big Momentum

Dennis James with MediCannaCare joins Harry Brelsford during this pandemic to explore the momentum cannabis is having even during the pandemic. With the cannabis industry being tagged essential they have continued to accelerate their growth in healthcare, senior usage, and being a staple in life. Watch as Dennis and Harry explore the essential tag cannabis received during the pandemic.

Knowledge is Power

We are back with Duane Roebuck of Blue Star to discuss what publications should people be reading to stay knowledgeable. Harry and Duane recommend marijuana business magazine, marijuana venture, online cannabis tech conference, MJ business magazine, cannabis business times, ganjapreneur po cast , and more. There are not a lot of places to actually grow your knowledge in the cannabis business aspects, technology, track and traceability, or security. The resources above are a great start to keep you educated on the industry overall. Be sure to keep growing your knowledge on the industry as a whole.

Cannabis Technology: Physical Security

Luis and Chris join Harry and the 420MSP to chat about physical security systems and reoccurring revenue. Chris’s company Deep Sentinel offers a complete system to monitor, protect, interact, and stop crime from happening. This security monitoring system has it all. Watch this interview to learn more, and hear use case scenarios.

State of Illinois Update

Jim Remke joins 420MSP to update us on the State of Illinois regarding the regulatory and compliance state of view. Back in late April the State of Illinois pushed the announcement of license winners indefinitely due to the pandemic. Fast forward to today and they have stated they will start announcing winners in July followed by tie breakers potentially in late August.

420MSP Cannabis Tech Conference Recap

Blake joined the 420MSP team for the 1st 420MSP Cannabis Tech Conference. Although, Blake enjoys in person events he said this conference gave him some great tools he could take back to his business and implement it immediately. He also formed some great relationships that he has already connected with after the conference. All for all Blake says it was a great conference, and he looks forward to the next one. Watch the interview here.

Marijuana Educational Classes Become More Relevant

Universities play a pivotal role in developing and educating the future of cannabis.
Chuck Mains joins Harry Brelsford to discuss universities developing courses regarding marijuana and its policy. Chuck goes onto talk about the future of the industry and how many jobs tie into it including, law, medical, business and more.

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

Bonus Contribution – Essential Services

The founder and CEO of L.A. Creative Technologies share insights as feet on the street including cannabis deliveries door-to-door in the pandemic shutdown. The key is that the cannabis vertical has been declared an essential service and Weiss hits is head-on. Watch this interview HERE. PS – Weiss talks about the online cannabis virtual meetups and resulting podcasts.

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.

Role of Dark Web Scanning as a Marketing Tool

Our analyst Josh Weiss speaks towards some primary research he completed to create a list of cannabis business entities in Southern California that might benefit from his managed services provider (MSP) proactive. He scanned the “Built in LA” that is a site to help startups promote themselves and help people find jobs. Then he built a list of cannabis-related companies and he engaged in basic dark web scanning to detect technology vulnerabilities such as plain text passwords.

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.