CANNAINVESTOR Magazine October / November 2016 - Page 14

Q&A

JS:

What else sets CSA apart?

TS:

“95% of all CSA employees are former law enforcement, so our customers can be sure these professionals know what they are doing. Along with our employees, 90% of Big Al’s employees are former military personnel. Between both of our companies, we believe in investing and training our employees so they become experts in de-escalation tactics. We truly believe we can serve as a model for other companies as how to run a fiscally sound, successful business in the cannabis industry.”

JS:

Where do you see the legal cannabis industry in 5 years?

TS:

“We hope to see more states jump on board with legalization, and I think we will continue to see more of that in the coming years. My main objective is to protect everyone’s passion within the cannabis space – be it our partners, our customers or our employees. Everyone within CSA is invested in the growth of the cannabis industry and has a passion for the great products it can provide. For me, CBD products that help people with seizure disorders are extremely important because my son suffers from seizures. Also, cannabis is very important in helping treat the symptoms that our veterans suffering from PTSD have. So again, it starts with a passion and an idea, and then you build a profitable business model around that.”

JS:

Thanks so much for this conversation, Tom.

TS:

“Thank you, Jason.”

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