Join This One Day Seminar and Kickstart Your Dispensary Journey!

Join Cova Software and some of our most trusted cannabis industry partners from CannDelta, KayaPush, Solink, and GreenSpacePro for a free one-day cannabis industry seminar designed to help you navigate the process of opening a recreational dispensary in Maryland. 

Cova is an industry leader in building retail software solutions for dispensaries. Powering over 2000 dispensaries and cannabis stores in North America, we have played a pivotal role in the successful growth of cannabis retail businesses from coast to coast. We are joined by experts in dispensary licensing, security, and HR/employee management.

With topics ranging from startup guidance to operational excellence, these seminars present the opportunity for individuals or groups considering opening a dispensary in Maryland. Join us to gain valuable insights on strategies employed by industry experts as you begin your journey toward opening and running a successful cannabis retail business.


IMPORTANT - Each guest in your group must register their unique email to attend as seats are limited!

Complimentary lunch and coffee will be provided. Free parking and shuttle service to and from the airport available.

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Seminar Agenda:

  • 9:00-9:30am Check-in, Coffee, and Mingle
  • 9:30-10:45am Business and Operations Plan Overview by Cova
    • Key cost of opening a cannabis retail store
    • Top compliance issues and how to avoid them
    • Tips for designing a winning customer experience
  • 10:45-11:30am Tips on Starting a Dispensary by CannDelta
    • Overview of Cannabis Legislation in Maryland
    • How to choose the ultimate location
    • First year costs and build-out strategies
    • Ways to get noticed, stand out, and rank 1st page on Google
  • 11:30-12:15pm Scaling Your Dispensary Operations by KayaPush
    • Strategies to scale your business
    • Strategies to reduce turnover
    • Strategies to increase engagement
  • 1:00-1:45pm Surveillance & Security Systems by Solink
    • Different models/systems for surveillance
    • How owners/ operators commonly use their surveillance system
    • Different security and intrusion system options for your dispensary
  • 1:45-2:15pm Dispensary Design and Build by Temeka
    • Site selection overview
    • Design that brings your vision to life
    • Build out estimates according to your budget
  • 2:15-2:30pm Simplify Your Location Data & Software Tools by GreenSpace
    • Pre-operational planning and buildout
    • Secure data storage and management
  • 2:30-3:00pm Inventory Management & POS for Cannabis Retail by Cova
    • Why you need POS and inventory management
  • 3:00-3:30pm Optional Demo of Cova POS
    • Apply everything discussed to the Cova Software suite

“I really enjoyed every aspect of this. I'm trying to create a dispensary brand that will be memorable and successful and I feel like this was the first step.”

- March 2022 Seminar Attendee

“The seminar was extremely informative and I thoroughly enjoyed it.” -March 2022 Seminar Attendee

Gary Cohen - Cova Software CEO

Speaker Information


Gary Cohen

CEO at Cova Software

Gary Cohen is the CEO of Cova, the most trusted cannabis POS brand in North America. Having met with nearly 2000 dispensary operators from coast to coast, he leverages expert knowledge to offer cannabis retailers the support they need to get a license, pass inspection, launch a store, assess tech tools, and scale operations. Gary leads seminars on retail technology, compliance, business operations, and cannabis banking laws at the industry’s largest events including NCIA, CannaCon, and MJBizCon.

Chris Reid Cova Software



Chris Reid

Head of Sales at Cova Software

Chris is Head of Sales for Cova Software, an award-winning cannabis POS & inventory management platform that simplifies compliance and streamlines complex dispensary operations. Chris and Cova are aligned in a mission of empowering cannabis retailers to achieve their vision of success.

An entrepreneur at heart, Chris is inspired to help others succeed and push the industry forward—sharing his valuable expertise in retail POS and eCommerce.




Chris Isley

VP of Sales at Temeka Group

Chris Isley has served as VP of Sales for Temeka Group since 2019. Chris has previously held several sales and product management positions over his 35-year career. Chris has been primarily involved with winning new accounts which have created  300+ dispensary projects. Chris continues to stay involved with many Cannabis associations across the country and works with his clients to design, fabricate, and install retail environments that are experiential, functional, and compliant.




Dr. Sherry Boodram

CEO and Co-Founder at CannDelta Inc.


Dr. Sherry Boodram is the CEO and Co-Founder of CannDelta Inc., an award-winning regulatory and scientific cannabis consulting firm that specializes in cannabis licensing and compliance support across North America. Prior to beginning CannDelta Inc., she spent several years in the Canadian federal government, most notably at Health Canada’s Medical Cannabis and Controlled Substances Programs as a Senior Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Officer, with a focus on licensing and compliance inspections. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from York University, a Certificate in Cannabis Law and Regulation from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and a Graduate Certificate with Honours in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations from Seneca College.







Tommy Truong

Co-Founder & CEO at KayaPush


Tommy Truong (CPA) is the co-founder and CEO of KayaPush. KayaPush's mission is to provide the easiest people management platform for the cannabis industry. We help cannabis businesses grow.


Adam Smith - Solink




Adam Smith

Account Executive at Solink


Adam brings a dynamic perspective to serving his clients in the cannabis industry, drawing from years of experience in regulated Cannabis retail experience including managing, opening, and training some of the first licensed stores that opened up in Canada's legal market. Since early 2022, Adam joined Solink amidst their growth into the Cannabis market, enabling him to continue building on industry specific knowledge related to Loss prevention, security, operations, and training to the benefit of his clients.

Register to Attend the Seminar

Please have each guest register with their own email to secure a seat.