Unity Rd. President John Darwin to Present at Cannabis Industry Insights Event on March 11
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Unity Rd. President John Darwin to Present at Cannabis Industry Insights Event on March 11

Dispensary Franchise Joins Impressive Roster of Cannabis Industry Leaders & Innovators for Michigan Event – Encourages Interested Investors to Attend for Free with Discount Code

March 11, 2021 // Franchising.com // MICHIGAN - Unity Rd., the first dispensary franchisor in the nation, continues to lead at the forefront of the industry. As part of the brand’s commitment to cannabis education and franchise expansion, Unity Rd. President, John Darwin, will be presenting at the Cannabis Industry Insights Event on Thursday, March 11. Hosted by MLive, the virtual event will be jam-packed with industry insight and expertise, and is scheduled kick off at 12:30 p.m. EST.

The event will feature eight speakers, some of whom include: Andrew Brisbo, who heads up Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA); Ryan Lafferty, COO at Kush Development Group; Javier Hasse, managing director for Benzinga Cannabis; and Jamie Cooper, founder and managing director at Sensi Connects. Unity Rd.’s President will be presenting on How to Successfully Pitch your Cannabis Business to Investors. A 30-minute breakout session will follow the event for those wanting to learn more from Darwin, who will also be joined by Justin Livingston, Unity Rd.’s VP of Franchise Development.

“The cannabis industry and all its complexities can be intimidating, leaving even the most capable of investors and operators unsure of where to start,” explains Darwin. “This event is aimed at addressing some of the most common questions we hear and breaking down the issues we see firsthand. I encourage anyone that’s even mildly interested in learning more about the industry to attend this event – we’re here to make your industry entrance easier.”

The cannabis industry is notoriously complex, which is why Unity Rd. has developed a streamlined and straight forward approach to opening a dispensary. The brand’s team boasts a combined 120-plus years of legal cannabis and franchising experience, and provides guidance every step of the way – from securing a dispensary license to managing cash flow and product selection. The veteran team passes on their knowledge and trusted resources, as well as provides the ongoing support needed to compliantly and successfully operate a dispensary. 

Unity Rd. has pinpointed Michigan for growth as statewide adult-use cannabis sales are projected to total upwards of $2.4 billion by 2024. In 2020 alone, combined cannabis sales were $984.6 million, with medical accounting for $474 million and adult-use generating $510.7 million. The brand is actively seeking qualified franchise partners in target development markets including Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.

Area residents who are interested in learning more about raising capital for their cannabis business are highly encouraged to attend the event and can register for free courtesy of Unity Rd. by emailing franchise@unityrd.com for a discount code.

Despite economic challenges brought on by the pandemic, the demand for cannabis products surged to unprecedented levels with nearly every state experiencing record sales throughout the year. 2021 is poised to be a big year for cannabis law reform on both the state and federal levels – opening opportunities for the industry to explode, projected to top $24 billion by year-end.

To learn more about Unity Rd. franchise opportunities, contact franchise@unityrd.com or 720-923-5262, or visit unityrd.com.

About Unity Rd.

Unity Rd. is bridging the two previously disconnected worlds of cannabis and franchising. The industry trailblazer is the first to bring the cannabis dispensary franchise model to the United States—with duality of prowess in both industries to back it up. Built up from a collective 200 years in the legal cannabis industry and franchising, the company helps eager operators enter the complex industry with ease. The marijuana franchise pioneer offers its partners the knowledge, resources, and ongoing support needed to compliantly and successfully operate a dispensary. Launched in 2018, Unity Rd. has signed multiple agreements with more than 10 entrepreneurial groups across the country. Recently, it was named one of the top cannabis retail leaders in the nation by MJBizDaily magazine and one of the “Best Cannabis Companies to Work For” in both the dispensary and cultivation categories in Cannabis Business Times’ elite 2020 list. The company is also the first cannabis business to earn a Franchise Times Dealmakers award. For more information, visit unityrd.com.

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