Marijuana Business Magazine - April 2018

lNSlGHTFUL lNDUSTRY OBSERVATlONS What They’re SAYING “I don’t think it’s difficult to find (an insurer), you just have to do a little bit of due diligence. Vet that person like you would your attorney, your accountant.” – Patrick McManamon , CEO of Cannasure Insurance Services, on finding the right agent to in- sure your marijuana business. “It’s not a matter of having products aimed specifically at minorities; it’s about educating minorities about the benefits of the products that are already out there.” – Roz McCarthy , founder and CEO of Florida advocacy group Minorities for Medical Marijuana, on the need for cannabis com- panies to better target minority customers. “People would stop trying to get in the industry if they actually knew what was going on. If you think there’s money in growing canna- bis, put on a seat- belt and sit back for a 5-10-year ride, because it is not easy.” – Aviv Hadar , co-owner of vertically integrated cannabis company Oregrown, on the dif- ficulties that Oregon’s marijuana oversupply is causing for the state’s cultivators. 116 • Marijuana Business Magazine • April 2018