Navigating the Challenges of Cannabis on Martha's Vineyard with Brendan McKee

17m | Jun 17, 2024

In this episode of Grassroots Marketing, we sit down with Brendan McKee, Co-Founder, CFO, and COO of Silver Therapeutics, to explore the unique challenges faced by the cannabis industry on Martha's Vineyard. Brendan provides insights into the stringent regulations that restrict cannabis sales on the island, impacting both medical and recreational users. He discusses the complexities of implementing various laws in specific geographical areas and anticipates potential legal disputes.

We also delve into the seasonality of retail cannabis in the northeast and Silver Therapeutics' expansion plans, aiming to balance quality and quantity. Brendan shares strategies for maintaining a craft cannabis feel within a multi-state operation and highlights their top-selling products, including flower and pre-rolls, which dominate their revenue.

The episode wraps up with a discussion on the legalization of medical cannabis in Massachusetts, focusing on law enforcement and patient transportation challenges, and a personal recount of Brendan’s experiences with the industry.

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