LOS ANGELES, CA – May 24, 2022 – PRESS RELEASE – Cure8, a cannabis IT and security services provider in North America, announced today that it was expanding into the Florida cannabis market, one of the world’s largest, with the acquisition of the Coral Springs-based cannabis IT services firm Real Cloud Pros (RCP).
“We see a lot of opportunity in the Florida market,” said Cure8 CEO and CTO Eric Schlissel. “Even with recreational sales remaining illegal for now, it’s still the third largest market in the U.S. with over $1.3 billion in revenues in 2020 and over 400 active dispensaries.”
Schlissel added, “Our services will help the state’s MSOs maintain compliance, stabilize costs, and continue to grow. We’ll also help smaller operators use technology and IT best practices to survive, compete, and punch above their weight. And when new medical and recreational licensing opportunities open up eventually, we’ll be well-positioned to help those licensees get set up and grow quickly.”
Cure8’s cannabis IT services include point-of-sale (POS) system installation, surveillance system design and installation, managed IT services (24/7 monitoring, management, and support of a client’s IT), cyber security assessments and consulting, cloud consulting and management, and hardware procurement.
Cure8 has supported scores of cannabis dispensary, processing, and grow locations since 2016, working for leading brands such as Canopy Growth, Tokyo Smoke, Superette, and performing artist Drake-affiliated Bullrider.
Cure8’s leadership suggested several reasons for their dominant position in the cannabis IT services market:They get cannabis. They have been serving the industry since 2016 and understand its