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New Cannabis Market Expansion

Tune in to learn more about new cannabis market expansion with Jocelyn Sheltraw, Director of Regional Strategy for Headset. Headset provides Business Intelligence for cannabis companies, from dispensaries and retailers to product manufacturers and growers. She is responsible for strategy and operations in California, along with new cannabis market expansion. Jocelyn also advocates for women in technology leadership positions and against the social stigma of the cannabis user. People want to use CBD as a wellness product, so perhaps they’re looking for edibles and want the wellness effects but not the “high” from THC. It appears that kind of product is going to become more popular for a lot of demographics. We talk about what she has seen specifically when it comes to high CBD and low THC edible products, as well as if she is noticing that CBD products are most popular among certain demographics. The thought process is that elderly and senior citizens would benefit the most, but we discuss who Jocelyn thinks is the biggest CBD customer base. Give us your opinion! Take this survey to tell us what you think about NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice weekly podcast.

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Cannabis Point Of Sale Software

Tune in to this episode to learn more about Cannabis Point Of Sale Software with Ed KeatingCannabiz Media. Ed Keating is a co-founder of Cannabiz Media and oversees data research and government relations efforts. He has spent his whole career working with and advising information companies in the compliance space. Ed has overseen complex multijurisdictional product lines in the securities, corporate, UCC, safety, environmental and human resource markets and focuses on workflow products. Ed has spent the last twenty-five years in the information industry. During that time he has worked for both startup and established information companies where he led marketing, product management, and sales organizations. Anyone in our industry who holds a license to operate surely has a lot on their plates, from compliance oversight to just the regular day to day operations and everything in between. CannaBiz Media has a new tool in partnership with NCIA that is being offered to license holders, we break down the details about this tool, as well as a report his company just published about Cannabis Point Of Sale Software for those who are working in the retail/dispensary side of things. Give us your opinion! Take this survey to tell us what you think about NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice weekly podcast.

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Software Technology Helping The Cannabis Industry

Software technology helping the cannabis industry with Frank Nisenboum, Vice President of Sales of e2b teknologies. e2b offers software solutions to businesses including marketing, sales, accounting, consulting, engineering, and support. Frank has worked in the ERP and CRM software selection, sales and consulting industry for almost 25 years. Software can be very helpful for companies in our industry working to stay compliant. It can be a full-time job, so compliance is so important for our industry to stay afloat, to stay in business, and to do it correctly in accordance with the laws and regulations. They talk about some ways that software technology can support this arduous endeavor of staying compliant. Frank has guided organizations of all sizes and in all industries, enabling them to establish a technology presence and expand their business through technology. With a proven ability to analyze the current and future plans of a company and work with team members to subsequently bring technology solutions to the organization, he gains results for businesses’ in improved processes and controls that assure continued growth and profitability.

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An Innovative And Thoughtful Approach To Cannabis

An innovative and thoughtful approach to cannabis with Jon Monk, Managing Director of Smokin Hot Solutions. Smokin’ Hot Solutions was started ten years ago in Philadelphia with one cohesive goal; to build a cannabis marketing agency with an innovative and thoughtful approach. Since then, they have cemented themselves as the go-to agency for digital marketing in the cannabis industry. At a time when there were few specialty cannabis marketing agencies, and few people willing to take the risk, they seized the opportunity. NCIA is super excited to see more of these little colonial states looking to legalize medical or adult-use, and it seems like a game-changer after Colorado and the West Coast legalized. We talk about the excitement of the East Coast warming up to cannabis. Smokin Hot Solutions specifically is helping cannabis companies with their branding so we dive into what kind of companies are they working with. As well as their philosophy and perspective on our industry today and the branding strategies they’re seeing.