Learn the Secrets of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Success - Stay Tuned for Upcoming Dates!

Medical marijuana is still coming to Mississippi, and so are we. Despite the Supreme Court ruling to overturn the initiative and now uncertain timelines, voters have spoken, and the marijuana program will find a path.

Cova and Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association are planning to host a FREE one-day medical cannabis industry seminar designed specifically to help you navigate the process of opening and running a medical cannabis dispensary in Mississippi.

You will learn everything you absolutely need to know about the cannabis market before you get started, including insights into the proposed regulations. With sessions covering critical startup advice, maintaining compliance, and cannabis retail best practices, this seminar is an amazing opportunity to learn from those with extensive industry experience. 

There are currently no upcoming seminar dates. Be sure to register for updates to be notified when dates become available.

Seminar Agenda:

  • How to Open a Cannabis Dispensary in Mississippi
    • Key cost of opening a cannabis store
    • What you need to include in your business plan and your license application
    • Tips to design a winning dispensary experience
  • The Basics of Compliance in Mississippi
    • Top compliance issues and how to avoid them
    • A review of the proposed draft regulations in MS
  • Best Practices for Operating a Cannabis Store
    • Inventory management best practices
    • Metrics you need to measure to run a successful dispensary
    • How to recruit and manage employees
  • Optional Demo of Cova POS
    • Apply everything discussed to the Cova Software suite  

Cova is an industry leader when it comes to building software solutions for dispensaries and we have collected the best practices from cannabis retailers across the country. We have also helped countless cannabis entrepreneurs from coast to coast successfully launch and scale their businesses in a competitive market. 



Gary Cohen is the CEO of Cova Software, the fastest growing technology brand in the cannabis industry. Cohen leads seminars and delivers speeches on topics including compliance, retail technology, sophisticated business operations, cannabis banking laws, and more at some of the industry’s largest conferences and events, including the NCIA Seed to Sale Show and MJBizCon.

KEN NEWBURGER Executive Director, 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.

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