What would she advise other women thinking of getting into marijuana as an industry?
“Do it, but be aware of the challenges. Make sure to get private investors, venture capital and angel investors, and have a strong financial plan.”
Business runs in her blood. Visco’s grandmother started a plastics company in Trevose, and “she gave me little jobs as a kid in the back office.”
And be prepared to do a lot of your own marketing, she adds.
“I personally appear at all kinds of events in the community.” She’ll be speaking next on Nov. 12 at the KleinLife center at 7763 Old York Rd., Elkins Park.
Snider is considered Philadelphia’s first-mover in cannabis investments. She became interested in the business of medical cannabis while she developed LindiSkin skincare products. It was while studying available treatments for cancer patients, she said, that she saw a need to develop best practices for an industry hampered by a dearth of science-based research.
Snider was at the vanguard of the legal cannabis expansion in Pennsylvania. She has been actively investing since the days when medical cannabis was legalized in only a handful of states. She co-founded Treehouse Global Ventures investment firm and also is involved with the Arcview Group, Greenhouse Ventures, and Manna Capital; property-focused Stem Holdings; Kind Financial, which provides banking services to cannabis businesses; And companies such as Lenitiv Scientific, founded by Montel Williams.