“You’ve completely lost it now,” was the reaction of Beth Stavola’s husband when she decided to get into the medical marijuana business.
But this dynamic businesswoman – a former executive with a Wall Street investment banking firm – illustrates the opportunities and challenges small-business owners face when getting into the booming business of marijuana and cannabis-related products.
Stavola is about as unlikely a pot entrepreneur as you could imagine. Dressed to kill in designer clothes and stiletto heels, hair and makeup straight out of the latest fashion magazine, Stavola looks like the upscale New Jersey mother of six that she is. But she’s also whip smart, ambitious, with a true entrepreneurial spirit. She’s learning how to navigate both the various state medical marijuana dispensary laws and building a budding business – CBD For Life – based on a non-psychoactive cannabis by-product.
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