Executive Spotlight: Nicole van Rensburg – Bloom Medicinals

How should entrepreneurs best position themselves for success in the regulated cannabis industry? 

Like all entrepreneurs, cannabis entrepreneurs should develop a business plan. This business plan should put forth specific activities that will be undertaken to reach established goals. As development milestones are reached, the business plan should be assessed and modified to reflect new activities and objectives. For those entrepreneurs 


What are you hoping to gain from your partnership with MJClick?

Networking with others in the industry or an interest in industry involvement


What are the key issues your company is currently facing related to medical cannabis in the workplace?

Modifying our facilities and operational practices to mitigate the spread of COVID 


What are the most significant hurdles you see the cannabis industry facing in the coming year? 

Complying with new rules. Obtaining capital at non-usury rates, unqualified and unfit leadership, and lack of access to banking


Where do you see the biggest profit centers coming from in the regulated cannabis industry?

Technology related activities 


Do you intend to educate your employees and make them aware of the medical benefits of cannabis?

Absolutely 


What do you see the role of technology playing in the cannabis industry moving forward?

Technology is a big focus for Bloom. We’ve developed a proprietary web-based solution that integrates with our Point-of-Sale System to provide for online ordering and online tracking, in-store kiosks, website menus, television menu displays, and customer communications functionalities. Prior to the pandemic, approximately 50% of 


As an executive, how do you feel about the possibility of your employees taking a THC infused medical cannabis product during work hours?

At present, employees are forbidden from taking THC- infused medical cannabis products during work hours.