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Mind Your Cannabusiness – Guide for Ancillary Businesses

By September 13, 2019April 8th, 2021No Comments

In part two of the “Mind Your Cannabusiness with Nick Weiss” series, Nick and Alex discuss the opportunities and risks for anyone doing business directly with a medical marijuana business. Entrepreneurs from a range of industries can benefit from the burgeoning market, including packaging, transportation, security, HR, and other services, and will want to listen to get informed.

The first installment of the series was focused on what Ohio employers need to know and can be found here: Mind Your Cannabusiness – Guide for Ohio Employers.


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In this episode, we cover:

  • What is an ancillary business and who should be paying attention
  • Doing business directly with a medical marijuana business – Understanding the opportunities and the demand
  • The risks and consequences related to finances, insurance, and tax law
  • CBD and Hemp in Ohio
  • How entrepreneurs can take advantage of the new opportunities; Investing and finding investors


Listen to the conversation on the audio player below, or download Nick’s talk to listen off-line (right-click on the link to save to your device):



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Stay tuned for future installments focused on dispensaries, cultivators, and on processors. Be sure you are following the Gertsburg Law Firm by subscribing to the blog (on this page) or following us on social media to be notified when new episodes are available.


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Headshot of Nick Weiss, Esq.Nicholas Weiss uses his years of experience in civil litigation, and his in-house advisory experience, to assist both businesses and individuals in pursuing and defending their interests, and obtaining the best possible outcomes for his clients.  He is currently an Instructor of Medical Marijuana Law and Policy at Cleveland School of Cannabis, and can be reached at The Gertsburg Law Firm by calling 440-528-1233 or sending a message to [email protected].


The Gertsburg Law Firm produces these Legal Talks to give insight into legal issues for non-lawyers and to share our experience with the community. The contents of this interview are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.


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