Author – Jon Russell
Edited by Noah Persin
Last week we read the news that the state of Oregon sold over $14 million dollars in revenue in the first month of taxable recreational cannabis sales, collecting approximately $3.5 million dollars in tax revenue for the state. These figures not only exceeded initial projections $9 million set by state lawmakers, they also showed that the cannabis industry is MUCH larger than previously expected! How large exactly? Well, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has 481 licensed dispensaries listed on their directory of registered dispensaries, creating a large demand for cannabis products and consumables. In fact, there are currently more dispensaries in the state than there are McDonald’s or Starbucks!
This demand has caused more and more farms and vendors to come online to provide products and flower for the market. This has made sourcing new cannabis products (edibles, topicals, etc.) or flower even more difficult because who knows where to look exactly? According to this map provided by Oregon Live, there are over 40,000 cannabis growers across the state! That’s a lot of people to have conversations with to make sure your shop is up to date with the best and most sought after flower, and that doesn’t even begin to cover edibles, concentrates and other derivative processors! You’ll have to talk to all of those people as well! To make matters even more difficult, prices are in a constant state of flux and you never really know if you’re going to pay the same as your last order!
It has become clear that using an established distribution company has become critical! I have had a chance to speak to many dispensary owners and bud tenders. Without fail and without being asked, they have all (with two exceptions) spoken to me about the difficulty of having to make time, speak to and cut deals with 100 different vendors representing less than 200 products. How much better and streamlined it is for them to speak to one vendor with 200 products.
GreenSea Distribution saw that there was a gap in the industry and has launched their full service marketing and distribution company in Eugene, Oregon. There is no need to continue to do this all on your own! GreenSea has positioned itself to be a one-stop shop for all your dispensary needs. You can order several different types of cannabis related products (with more being added to our catalog weekly!) and have GreenSea set you up with a gorgeous website AND do the marketing for you! We can also provide compliance consulting with our Compliance Officer to ensure that you’ve got the right labeling, packaging, and licensing and won’t get caught up by the OHA!
Are you a vendor who is developing a new product to bring to the market? GreenSea can help you there too! We have the skills and experience required to not only help you bring your concept to reality, we can also help you manage every step including R&D, marketing, and getting your product into dispensaries around the state. GreenSea Distribution offers a full range of services including:
- Distribution – GreenSea is your distributor with complete support from the first step in creating a product to the last step of getting it to the right person
- Marketing – GreenSea can help in every step of new and existing product development. We have a marketing and design team for all your needs
- Delivery – GreenSea’s delivery protocols pay special attention to chain of custody, safety, security, cleanliness and traceability
- Compliance Consulting – GreenSea offers multiple levels of consultation depending on your requirements. Our teams specialize in METRC compliance
- Web Design – Greensea’s design team will build your company a modern, responsive and functional website quickly and for a reasonable price
GreenSea’s team has over 100 years combined cannabis related sales and marketing experience. Our executive team are also involved with projects such as the Emerald Trade Alliance and MJCharts.com as well as sitting on several state regulatory commitees*. With GreenSea you know you’re in capable hands!
Ready for an easier way? Call GreenSea Distribution at (888) 459-8688 x702 and talk to one of our sales professionals or head on over to http://www.greenseadistribution.com/ to register for an account now!
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