Good morning. My name is Rob Hendrix and I am the founder of Cannabis Consulting Nationwide. I came to this place by taking the leap of faith in Washington State’s Initiative 502 which as you probably are aware created the legal, adult-use Cannabis market in Washington State. I opened my retail Cannabis shop, Cannabis Central of Ellensburg, on August 25, 2014. The vetting process to make myself eligible for the Lottery system in order to obtain a retail Cannabis was in a word, grueling. Opening the shop was a shock; to my community, my friends, my family.
I created Cannabis Consulting Nationwide as a result of these emotional experiences myself and family endured as a result of our decision to enter this still very controversial industry. While I can dive into the Xs and Os of retail business with the best of them, I choose to balance the business management issues with an emphasis on the emotional issues associated with opening this type of business. These issues I believe are unique to this industry and therefore require an understanding of the unique nature of legal, adult-use Cannabis retail operation and management.
If you are in the beginning, the middle or at the end of the decision making process about getting into Cannabis retail, then I truly feel we should talk. If you’ve made the decision and are moving forward with the process that will culminate, hopefully, in the opening of a shop, I really feel we should talk. If you’ve just recently opened your retail Cannabis store, and I’m betting you’re stressed to some degree, about some aspect or aspects of this life changing decision I believe profoundly I can help.
I’ve been where you are, no matter where you are in this process, I have been through what you are going through or what you have been through. This is a tough business for a variety of reasons. I believe in my heart there is no other business like it in the World today. But I have made it through the challenges and have been successful, profitable and most importantly, after operating for 4.5 years, Cannabis Central of Ellensburg is violation free.
Rob Hendrix, owner
Cannabis Central of Ellensburg
Cannabis Consulting Nationwide