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July 22, 2023 8 mins

Wondering why a staggering 76% of cannabis businesses struggle to turn a profit? Get ready to unearth the intricate challenges confronting this booming industry. We broach the topic of daunting regulatory difficulties, exorbitant compliance costs, and the pressing issues of operating on a cash-only basis. Plus, we pull back the curtain on the severe financial impact of high employee turnover rates and the cutthroat competition in an increasingly saturated market. 

Strap in as we navigate the turbulent waters of the cannabis industry. From the relentless hurdles of heavy taxation under IRS section 280E to the high operational costs, we outline the reality that makes only 24% of cannabis businesses profitable. But it’s not all grey clouds, we also highlight the significance of strategic planning, adaptability, and resilience in overcoming these obstacles. Stay with us till the end for invaluable advice on carving a profitable niche in this dynamic market. Be sure to join us on our next episode where we'll divulge strategies to navigate these hurdles and propel your cannabis business into the realm of profitability.

Thank you for tuning in to 'Cann Strategy: Elevating Your Cannabis Business Venture'. Our mission is to empower cannabis investors, business owners, and entrepreneurs with rarely shared insider knowledge to navigate the fast-growth cannabis industry.

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