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Cannaconvo with Robert Fireman, Head of MariMed of Massachusetts

Seasoned in building tech and consumer-driven companies, MariMed’s CEO talks with Jon Purow about bringing those skills to cannabis.




Jon sits down for a cannaconvo with Robert Fireman, Chief Executive Officer at MariMed Inc. Their conversation touches upon Robert’s diverse background and how it has helped in the cannabis industry, the history of MariMed, and the company’s vision as it grows.

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About Robert Fireman:
Robert Fireman has served as CEO and President of MariMed, Inc. since 2017 and a member of its Board of Directors since the company’s formation. An early pioneer and visionary in the industry, Mr. Fireman brings over 10 years of experience in the legal cannabis business to the company. Under his leadership, the MariMed team has applied for and been awarded legal cannabis licenses in multiple states and developed over 300,000 square feet of state of the art, regulatory compliant cannabis cultivation, production, and retail facilities. Additionally, he drives the company’s hundreds of employees to deliver on its mission of improving the lives of people through MariMed’s products, actions, and values every day.

A practicing attorney for over 30 years, Mr. Fireman’s legal acumen and entrepreneurial experience in diverse industries serve as tremendous assets in navigating MariMed through the complex, regulated emerging cannabis industry. In addition, Mr. Fireman draws on his experience in direct and loyalty marketing programs, identity security, hydroponic farming, medical billing, and many other consumer facing applications to benefit the challenges and issues facing the growth and success of MariMed.

A seasoned executive in the building of technology and consumer driven companies, prior to entering the cannabis industry Mr. Fireman was a founder and director of Consumer Card Marketing, Inc., a pioneer in the development of retail loyalty marketing programs for the supermarket and drug store industries. That company was sold to News America Marketing, a division of News Corp.


Mr. Fireman was also a founder of several innovative startup companies including Me4Sure, Inc. and Sky Vegetables. Me4Sure developed biometric state of the art identity access and management software and hardware for top security entities. Sky Vegetables, Inc developed urban rooftop hydroponic greenhouse farms to provide local, fresh, safe herbs, fruits, and vegetables in our cities all year long.

DISCLAIMER: All opinions are my own, and not those of my law firm Zuber Lawler. Even though I drop knowledge bombs, the show is NOT legal advice.

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