LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Marijuana is all the buzz in Las Vegas in November with the MJBIZCON bringing in over 20-thousand cannabis pros from around the world. Part of their mission? Making their business, your business. 13 Investigates uncovers a new opportunity for potpreneurs.
Watch the full story with Darcy Spears tonight at 11 P.M. on 13 Action News.
Millions and millions of dollars, even a billion. Those are the words a marijuana trade group uses to describe the economic impact cannabis could have in Nevada.
As part of that, some dispensaries may soon be as commonly branded as some of the best known American icons like McDonald’s, 7-11 or Ace Hardware as the industry continues to grow like a weed.
“I’ve bumped into every hard corner you can find,” says Christian Hageseth founder of ONE Cannabis based in Denver.
He says his losses could be your gains.
“I’ve made millions of dollars in the cannabis business and I’ve lost millions of dollars. Learned a lot of important lessons along the way.”
The lessons learned are now available, for a price, in the form of a business opportunity.
“The benefit of franchising is you get all of that knowledge,” Christian explains. “All of that experience without having to make the very expensive mistakes that it took to gain it.”
ONE Cannabis is moving beyond Colorado, offering to franchise their brand now that marijuana is legal in some form in over 30 states plus our nation’s capital.
“Like any industry. this industry will find different ways to structure itself,” says David Goldwater one of Nevada’s first generation potpreneurs. He says franchising is as natural to business as the green plant itself.
It’s all about satisfying the customer and meeting demand.
“How that gets met and what the right business model is for