CALIFORNIA: Worldwide Facilities has expanded the resources and institutional knowledge of its NutraRisk division, which specializes in Cannabis, Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements insurance coverage, with the addition of Norman Ives to its brokerage team.
As a founding member of the national Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and a Board Member of Washington’s Cannabis Alliance, Ives is a pioneer and subject matter expert in the nascent cannabis sector. Ives is often quoted in industry press, and, as such, he is a frequent panelist and speaker about the cannabis industry and its emerging insurance exposures and needs. Cannabis is one of the fastest growing sectors of the specialty insurance marketplace. Ives’ significant expertise positions him to offer innovative insurance solutions.
“Cannabis clients face unique business challenges because of the legal and regulatory landscape,” says Ives. “I offer a unique perspective on those challenges, and I look forward to partnering with our agents who serve cannabis clients to help protect those clients’ businesses and enable them to thrive.”
“Norm is a valuable addition to our team, particularly to agents who work in the cannabis industry,” says Morgan Moore, Life Science Practice Leader at NutraRisk. “His expertise with the various cannabis insurance programs, combined with his in-depth expertise in cannabis regulatory requirements, make him ideally suited to this role. Norm will be a huge asset to our clients.