What benefits do you see for patients throughout Florida within this space?
Medical marijuana gives patients a more natural and safer alternative for treating their illnesses and medical conditions versus traditional pharmaceuticals that can be addictive.
What motivates you to be a part of the cannabis Industry?
The education process. We love talking with our patients – whether they’re new to the industry or experienced users – about the quality and variety of our products, our unique strains and how the products may affect them. When they step into our stores, we ensure they will have a unique, personalized experience not found at other dispensaries.
What field are you in within the cannabis space?
We are a vertically integrated cannabis company which means we manage our whole supply chain from cultivating to dispensing. This gives us better control over the quality of our products. We founded INSA with the goal of creating a passionate team of cannabis professionals and enthusiasts who are dedicated to providing a premier, end to end cannabis experience in every state where our products are sold.
How can people in Florida benefit from the company you represent?
We built a reputation in our home state of Massachusetts for offering premium quality cannabis products with fine quality craftsmanship, and we brought it down to Florida. We have unique, one-of-a-kind strains created by our expert cultivators as well as premium and award-winning chocolates and edibles from our Master Chocolatier, Chef Julian Rose. Florida patients experiencing us for the first time will quickly see what sets us apart from other dispensaries.
How did you get started in the cannabis industry?
My co-founder, Pat Gottschlicht and I have been best buds (get it, “buds,” I’m sorry) since childhood. We always loved bouncing ideas off of each other, especially new business opportunities we could pursue together. Ultimately, we wanted to do something great, and create something that has a lasting impact. We took a chance on cannabis because we believe it provides alternative therapy options for patients in need, and serve our core ethos of helping more people have better days more often no matter who you are, what you do or where you come from.
Do you see Florida moving forward with recreational Marijuana/cannabis and how will that affect your business?
We do think full legalization is on the horizon but believe that Florida is going about it the right way: by offering it to patients first. Once established, we are confident they will also see cannabis as a safer alternative to the everyday, recreational user who enjoys cannabis to be alert, help to relax and any other activity in-between.