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Industry-leading cannabis consultants Canna Advisors and Cannabis Trainers team up to prepare Missouri entrepreneurs for success in the upcoming medical cannabis market roll-out Industry-leading cannabis consultancy Canna Advisors will be holding in-depth workshops for cannabis business hopefuls in three Missouri cities next month.

The “Getting Ready for New Markets” workshops, designed to prepare attendees for success in licensing and establishing cannabis businesses as the Missouri market opens up, are scheduled for:
St. Louis – Feb. 18, 5:30-9pm University of Missouri- St. Louis, J.C. Penney Conference Center, 1 University Drive
Springfield – Feb. 19, 5:30-9pm University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway
Kansas City – Feb. 20, 5:30-9pm The Guild, 1621 Locust Street

The workshops will feature industry pioneers and Canna Advisors co-founders Jay and Diane Czarkowski, sharing insights and lessons learned over more than a decade of work in regulated cannabis markets. In 2009 the Czarkowskis opened one of the first licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Colorado, and since founding Canna Advisors six years ago, have guided cannabis business clients in 29 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada. “We know there is a huge amount of excitement – and just as much uncertainty – about how the medical cannabis market will unfold in Missouri,” said Diane Czarkowski, a native of Kansas City. “We’re passionate supporters of medical cannabis, and we want to help make the roll-out as successful as it can possibly be for Missouri’s cannabis entrepreneurs and the patients they’ll be serving.”

Workshop attendees will also learn from other expert members of the Canna Advisors team, covering topics including: preparing a successful license application, launching and funding a cannabis business, and building a cannabis brand that resonates with patients. The Canna Advisors team will be joined by Maureen McNamara of Cannabis Trainers, a leading provider of education and training programs for cannabis industry employees. McNamara has more than 20 years of experience in food safety and compliance education and developed some of the industry’s first cannabis-specific food safety and responsible vendor curricula.

Tickets for the workshops are currently on sale at an “early bird” rate of $199. Prices increase to $249 after Feb. 1.
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About Canna Advisors
Led by founders Diane and Jay Czarkowski, Canna Advisors has been a trusted partner to cannabis business clients in 29 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada. Named the #1 consulting firm in the industry by Cannabis Business Executive, the Canna Advisors team delivers more than 100 years of combined industry experience in license procurement, facility design and optimization, operational management support, business development, branding, and marketing. Founded in 2013, Canna Advisors is celebrating six years of building the industry as entrepreneurs, investors, and advocates, and was honored with the 2018 Industry Award of Excellence by the National Cannabis Industry Association. For more information, visit

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