Christian Hageseth, President, American Cannabis Partners

Christian Hageseth is a serial entrepreneur and father of four who worked in the white collar world for 20 years before opening his first dispensary. He has worked in the cannabis industry full-time since July 2009 when he founded his first cultivation business. He has since served as a partner at five dispensaries and two cultivation operations. In 2015, High Times Magazine recognized Hageseth with an Industry Trailblazer Award at the company's inaugural Business Summit. Christian's expansive industry knowledge and visions for its future have garnered numerous speaking requests at events both inside and outside of the industry. His expertise has made him a valuable source for top media outlets in both the United States and around the world, landing interviews with The New York Times, Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money, Business Insider, MarketWatch, NPR, The London Sunday Times, and more. He has been a long time advocate for the liberalization and legalization of marijuana, pushing for heightened public education and awareness of the industry and its realities. Hageseth currently lives in Denver, CO.

Big Weed

Through his book Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business, Christian Hageseth chronicles his journey from first entertaining the idea of entering the cannabis industry, to winning the High Times Cannabis Cup, to watching his dreams of creating the world’s first “weedery” come to fruition. Big Weed was written with Joseph D’Agnese and published by Macmillan in 2015.

Green Man Cannabis

In 2009 Hageseth founded Green Man Cannabis,which has since received six High Times Cannabis Cup awards, the industry’s most prestigious award for product excellence. Green Man Cannabis operates two dispensaries and two cultivation facilities in Denver, CO. It holds two medical dispensary licenses, two recreational dispensary licenses, two medical cultivation licenses, and two recreational cultivation licenses.


Speaking Engagements

Christian Hageseth is an animated and engaging speaker, possessing a style that is both approachable and entertaining. He is available to educate and inspire groups large or small about the industry, based on his vast experience and visions for the future.

Christian is well-versed in speaking about a number of industry topics to audiences of various experience levels in the field, including:

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Packaging
  • Production and Product Quality
  • Cultivation Management
  • Law and Compliance
  • Banking and Money Management
  • Security
  • Hiring and Human Resources
  • Medical and Recreational Retail

High Times Business Summit 2015, Washington, DC