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Unity Rd. breaks ground in South Dakota


Unity Rd. breaks ground in South Dakota

The cannabis dispensary franchise brand has signed its first agreement in the state

Unity Rd., the cannabis dispensary franchise brand from Item 9 Labs Corp has announced the signing of an agreement to open South Dakota’s first Unity. Rd location. The brand has partnered up with local entrepreneur, BJ Olson and his business partner to develop at least one location in the state. 

Olson used to be a multi-unit franchisee in the technology repair space. His wider entrepreneurial career multiple industries, including wireless technology, retail and clothing. 

“Signing on with Unity Rd. was a no-brainer,” said Olson.  

“Though I have a deep entrepreneurial background and experience in retail, I know operating a dispensary adds a significant level of intricacies navigate. Unity Rd. reduces hurdles and provides a proven playbook on how to be a successful, compliant and resourceful leader in our market.

“The education component is huge for my business partner and I. We want to bring an education-first approach to our shopping experience and Unity Rd. offers the continued training our team will need to provide true, high-level knowledge to our community.” 

The state recently began allowing physicians to certify medical cannabis patients and a number of municipalities have started to approve dispensary licenses. South Dakota will mark the brand’s ninth state it has entered. 

“Unity Rd. is the intersection of where local business ownership meets cannabis,” shared Mike Weinberger, chief franchise officer at Unity Rd.  

“Adding partners such as BJ to our team who believe in the power of cannabis and are seasoned entrepreneurs, validates Unity Rd. as an industry trailblazer ripe for growth.” 

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