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Learn the Secrets of Cannabis Dispensary Success from Cova - Pick from 2 Seminar Locations!

Join Cova, and our partners at the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association, KayaPush, Solink, and the Mississippi Cannabis Patient Alliance as we come back to the state for another round of FREE one-day cannabis industry seminar designed to help you navigate the process of opening a cannabis dispensary in Mississippi. 

With sessions covering everything from startup advice, compliance tips, and operational best practices, this seminar is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn from the experienced team at Cova. This time we've also added some new speakers to cover topics such as security and hiring. Discover the steps that industry professionals have taken to launch successful dispensaries. 

Cova is an industry leader when it comes to building software solutions for dispensaries and we have gathered the key retail best practices from cannabis retailers across the country to share with you. Our technology is trusted by nearly 2000 dispensaries and we have helped cannabis entrepreneurs from coast to coast successfully launch and scale their businesses in a competitive market.

IMPORTANT: Each guest in your group must register to attend with their own email as seats are limited!

Gulfport Option:

  • Date: August 23rd, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 14108 Airport Rd, Gulfport

Jackson Option:

  • Date: August 24th, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Location: The Westin Jackson, 407 S Congress St, Jackson

Complimentary lunch and coffee will be provided.

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“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

Seminar Agenda:

  • How to Open a Cannabis Dispensary in Mississippi
    • Key costs of opening a cannabis retail store
    • What to include in your business plan and license application
    • Tips to design a winning customer experience
    • Important considerations for your security plan
  • The Basics of Compliance in Mississippi
    • Top compliance issues and how to avoid them
    • What are the taxes and how they will be applied in MS
  • Best Practices for Operating a Cannabis Retail Store
    • Inventory management best practices
    • Metrics you need to track to run a successful dispensary
    • How to effectively hire great employees
  • Optional Demo of Cova POS
    • Apply everything discussed to the Cova Software suite



Speaker Information

Chris Reid, Sales Manager at Cova

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. Born and raised in Colorado, his passion for the industry is fueled not only by the incredible potential for growth he sees, but the profound impact of cannabis he has experienced as a medical patient, a caregiver, and an advocate. 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.

Ken Newburger




Ken Newburger, Executive Director of Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association

Ken previously served as the Campaign Manager and Director of Field Outreach for the Medical Marijuana 2020 Campaign which successfully supported the passage of Initiative 65 to create Mississippi’s medical marijuana program. He now uses his prior experience and personal connections to build an effective organization that represents the interests of the new medical marijuana industry in Mississippi. Ken is passionate about the efforts of 3MA because the success of the industry is vital for patients to obtain relief with medical marijuana products.







Tommy Truong, Co-Founder & CEO of 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.


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