Kyle Sherman first experimented with cannabis through a personal journey. Living in Los Angeles at the time, his doctor recommended medical marijuana as a natural sleep aid and for anxiety relief. He was fascinated by the healing power of cannabis and headed to Colorado when it was announced they would be legalizing adult-use cannabis.
Through a variety of cannabis jobs, Kyle ended up working as a compliance officer and got really interested in the state’s track and trace system, Metrc, which was largely a manual tracking process at the time and posed a lot of challenges to such a fast-growing and promising industry. It was at this time that Kyle realized there was no way to report to the seed-to-sale tracking software Metrc through an API. His tech company, Flowhub was born.
With Flowhub, cannabis executives and store managers have visibility into store performance across multiple locations and granular control over employee permissions, products, suppliers, specials, reporting, tax calculations and more. Budtenders and sales associates benefit from reliable, user-friendly point of sale software with built-in compliance features such as a cannabis meter that automatically prevents sales from exceeding state transaction limits. The Flowhub platform is custom-built to give cannabis retailers the most intuitive, compliant and extensible solution to meet their unique business needs. With first-to-market mobile check-in and inventory management applications, Flowhub is empowering over 500 cannabis retailers to grow revenue, stay compliant and manage inventory to create a seamless experience for their customers.
As a legalization advocate and entrepreneur, Kyle’s goal is to grow a robust, scalable industry that is approachable for all adults and medical patients. He views medical cannabis as a human rights issue and wants to create an inclusive industry through hiring a diverse staff and working towards decriminalization. With news surrounding cannabis business at an ultimate high, we wanted to know what advice Kyle has for getting your foot in the door and succeeding in a rapidly changing market.