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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. 

This time we've also added a happy hour networking session following each seminar from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm which you can opt into on the registration form.

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 for both the seminar and happy hour!

Gulfport Option:

  • Date: August 23rd, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 14108 Airport Rd, Gulfport
  • Happy Hour Option: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jackson Option:

  • Date: August 24th, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Location: The Westin Jackson, 407 S Congress St, Jackson
  • Happy Hour Option: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Complimentary lunch and coffee will be provided in addition to two drink tickets per guest at happy hour.

Register Now!

“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:

  • 9:00-9:30am Check-in, Coffee, and Mingle
  • 9:30-10:15am The State Of Medical Marijuana in MS by 3MA
    • How to apply for a cannabis retail license
    • Top challenges when opening a dispensary
    • Introduction to Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance
  • 10:15-11:30am Business and Operations Plan Overview by Cova
    • Key costs of opening a cannabis retail store
    • Top compliance issues and how to avoid them
    • Tips for designing a winning customer experience
  • 11:30-12:30pm Security Plan Overview by Solink
    • What to include in the license application
    • Important considerations when drafting the security plan
    • How much should you budget for security
  • 1:30-2:30pm Hiring & Workforce Management by Kayapush
    • How to hire the right people for your dispensary
    • Onboarding and training best practices to retain great staff
    • Salary structures and building a winning culture
  • 2:30-3:00pm Inventory Management & POS for Cannabis Retail
    • Why you need POS and inventory management
  • 3:00-3:30pm Optional Demo of Cova POS
    • Apply everything discussed to the Cova Software suite
  • 4:00-6:00pm Optional Happy Hour Networking Session
    • Connect with local cannabis industry professionals



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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Tyler Spence, Sales Manager at Solink


After graduating from Business Management & Entrepreneurship at Algonquin College, Tyler Spence joined Solink as an Account Executive where he focused primarily on the restaurant and retail industry. Tyler's dedication, leadership, and passion over the past 3 years earned him the position of Territory Sales Manager for the Regulated Industry. He now manages the Cannabis Industry where he leads a team supporting over 800 Cannabis Customers.

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Register below to save your seat as spots are limited and will sell out!