Simply Pure Developing Franchise Model, Cause-Based Brand

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<![CDATA[Purpose underlies Simply Pure’s expansion into the business model that is synonymous with company names like McDonald’s and Taco Bell.“Simply Pure will continue as being a dispensary model that we’ll be looking at franchising across the U.S. and working with social equity partners to be able to give them a turnkey operation,” said Wanda James, Simply Pure’s CEO and owner.It’s all part of an effort to welcome people of color, women and veterans into the industry as owners and support their success, said James, who herself is Black, a woman and a former Naval Intelligence officer. More than 10 years ago, James founded the Denver-based cannabusiness with her husband, chef and restaurateur Scott Durrah. It has since grown into a formidable operation with cultivation, dispensary and manufacturing verticals.RELATED: Wanda’s WayJust as McDonald’s has been able to provide an existing business structure, products and brands that franchisees use for their stores—and in turn, create generational wealth—James said the goal with Simply Pure’s franchise model is the same.Tentative locations include California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas, she said.James is focused on making Simply Pure a valuable resource for its franchisees, not one that will tell them to sink or swim.“I’m using the phrase that we want to be the ‘dolphins’ in every deal out there with our partners,” James said. “For so many years, people have talked about [how] they’re ‘sharks.’ … It always kind of works out negatively. I’ve sat down with my team, and I said, ‘I want us to go out there and find deals and partnerships in which we are the best possible partners, and we’re going to give everybody the opportunity that’s working with us the best opportunity to succeed.’”Photo courtesy of Simply PureSimply Pure’s Denver dispensaryA Brand Supporting CausesIn another effort to address social justice, Simply Pure…

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