RSPA Trusted Advisor “Quick Take” Ep. 73: Alternative Cannabis Payments with EMC’s Kirsten Trusko

In Episode 73 of “The Trusted Advisor,” Kirsten Trusko, CEO and Co-Founder of RSPA member Emerging Markets Coalition (EMC), previews her RetailNOW 2022 panel “What’s a ‘Cashless ATM’? And Other Alternative Payment Methods in Cannabis.” Trusko and the RSPA’s Jim Roddy discuss “good guys” and “bad guys” in cannabis payments, opportunities and pitfalls with cashless ATMs, and recommended actions for VARs who are interested in the cannabis vertical.

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Jim Roddy is the President and CEO of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the retail IT channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board, and several years as a business coach for VARs, ISVs, and MSPs. Jim has been recognized as one of the world’s Top 100 Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail, a Leading CannaTech Influencer by 420MSP, and is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences on SMB best practices. He is author of two books – The Walk-On Method To Career & Business Success and Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer – and is host of the award-winning RSPA Trusted Advisor podcast. For more information, contact