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INDUSTRIES

Cannabis

Our Focus

Our team is here to be your reliable partner, trusted advisor, and industry advocate. We build relationships throughout the cannabis industry to ensure we understand your challenges and how to communicate those on your behalf to regulatory and legislative bodies. We educate, negotiate, and navigate insurers to deliver you the best results for your needs.

We develop custom and exclusive solutions. We seek your input and feedback. Our goal is to simplify the entire process. We are committed to partnering with leaders, consultants, and individuals of influence to create a more successful cannabis industry for all involved.

Contact one of our specialized team members and let us know how we can help you today.


Retailers

The cannabis industry needs retailers to thrive. You need reduced friction and increased simplification. We are excited to share that we have developed an exclusive program for cannabis retailers. We have a preferred solution for you whether you operate one location or multiple, an independent, a franchisee or franchisor. We ensure your coverage meets the local requirements.


Retail Cannabis coverages include:

• Property
• Business Interruption
• General Liability
• Directors & Officers
• Tenant Improvement
• Stock
• Crime
• Glass
• Cyber and more

***OCS Compliant. We are familiar with the exact information, language, and certificate of insurance format required by the OCS and other provincial jurisdictions.

Cultivators, Processors, & Micros

We’re here for you. We’re dedicated to making sure you understand your available options from health & safety, transportation, compliance and varying legislative Product Recall requirements.

Cultivator, Processor, and Micro coverages include:
• Property
• Business Interruption
• Commercial General Liability
• Directors & Officers
• Product Recall & Liability
• Transportation
• Errors & Omissions
• Construction
• Cyber
• Excise Bonds and more

Manufacturers & Technology Related to the Cannabis Industry

From beverages and bath bombs to extraction and dehydration machinery. From packaging to point-of-sale terminals. We love the innovation of the cannabis industry and its partners. There can be a variety of requirements to consider from a regulatory, health & safety, or legislative perspective. We’ll collaborate with to make sure an insurer properly understands your business to deliver you the best possible insurance and risk management options.

• Property (Building, Machinery & Equipment, Contractors Equipment)
• Business Interruption (including Extra Expense)
• Equipment Breakdown
• Commercial General Liability
• Products/Completed Operations
• Tenants Legal Liability
• Non-Owned Auto Liability
• Directors & Officers
• Manufacturers Errors & Omissions
• Product Recall & Liability
• Transportation
• Construction
• Cyber
• Crime
• Earthquake & Flood

Testing Labs & Medical Research

We are trusted by a variety of companies operating testing labs, performing medical research, and running clinical trials. We also understand that testing and research may be being conducted outside of Canada. We have experience assisting Canadian companies conducting their valuable work both domestically and internationally. We understand the unique requirements for your required jurisdiction.

• Commercial General Liability
• Directors & Officers
• Property
• Equipment / Contents
• Cyber

Let’s make sure you have the right coverage for your needs and goals.

Property Owners

Property owners can encounter different requirements when leasing to a cannabis related business. We will make sure you have the appropriate solution so that both you and your tenant can thrive.

• Building coverage
• Full Property Extensions
• Commercial General Liability
• Rental Income
• Equipment breakdown
• Glass coverage
• Flood
• Sewer Back Up
• Earthquake


Our Team

Shaun Mann

I entered the insurance industry in 2010 with a background in Business Management and Criminology. I focused my insurance expertise almost immediately into the full direct and indirect supply chain of the cannabis and hemp industry. With a vast background and skillset related to industry specific operations and those that provide product and service to the cannabis industry, I have experience to address and anticipate all areas of risk management solutions and insurance coverages for my client’s needs and risk profiles.

Retailers, dispensaries, cultivators, processors, manufacturers, wholesalers, extractors, property owners, or board directors will all find comfort engaging with me. Specializing in commercial property, general liability, stock, marine cargo, product liability, tenant improvement, transportation coverage, and management liability. I take a meaningful approach to developing your risk management and insurance solutions. Playing an active role in the community, I am proud to be in my 7th year as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley.

Email: shaun.mann@axisinsurance.ca
Phone: 250-252-0379

Sasha Spasojevic

With 25+ years in insurance, I have had the opportunity to evolve from both a professional and personal perspective. My career experiences have included specializing in claims, underwriting complex risks, and transitioned to providing a consultative approach to brokering insurance. I have been fortunate to develop long lasting business relationships with industry peers.

These relationships have provided me the resources and network to address and manage risk for my clients. By analyzing and understanding my client’s business operations, we work together to build a plan that includes risk management and risk transfer Over the past years, I have built on my expertise in manufacturing, industrial machinery, and forestry. In addition, I am deeply involved and familiar with the hospitality sector, specifically substantial host liquor exposures such as night clubs, bars, and pubs.

It is with that experience that my colleague and I have further built expertise in the cannabis space. Our clients include retailers, micro’s, cultivators, and licensed producers. Our goal is to educate the insurance marketplace so that the cannabis industry is accurately and appropriately understood by insurers and regulatory bodies.

Email: sasha.spasojevic@axisinsurance.ca
Phone: 604-699-2062


Contact Us

Please fill out the form below today and one of our dedicated team members will get in contact to help you develop a specialized risk management and insurance coverage plans that meets the needs of you and your business. If you are a cannabis retailer, please click here.

Specialized Team Members