Asheville Citizen Times - Ganga-preneur talks 'Big Weed' at Malaprop's

"Part business memoir, part how-to and part social commentary, "Big Weed" traces how we as a country developed our attitudes toward pot and how reactive Drug War-era laws became so hard to change. Hageseth recounts his challenges in finding investors for a business that many still consider to be no different than selling drugs on the street."

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Business Insider - Take a tour inside Denver's multi-million dollar legal marijuana empire

"Colorado legalized the use of medical marijuana in 2000 and recreational use in 2012. But as Hageseth tells Business Insider, 'We are still an unwelcome business on the federal level....It's illegal for a bank to take my money. It's just like they were taking El Chapo Guzman's money or Scarface's money. I am treated like any other drug dealer.'"

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Forbes - The Highs And Lows Of Selling Retail Marijuana In Colorado

"Green Man Cannabis’s Denver South location is representative of the future direction of the industry – clean, bright, super-modern stores, with an eye towards locations that provide close proximity to weekly shopping trip stops. The store is within easy stopping distance from four different grocery stores, including Whole Foods, a Target Superstore, a Safeway, and a King Soopers (Kroger’s banner in Colorado). In fact, you can see the Whole Foods from the retail location’s parking lot."

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