The Cannabis Private Investment Summit West took place in Beverly Hills, CA on May 4, 2016. The event brought together the best and brightest entrepreneurs, advocates, thought leaders, and funders to elevate the cannabis industry.
"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.'"
"He is the founder of Colorado pot shops Green Man Cannabis. He’s the author of the new book ‘Big Weed.’ And he’s the owner of a couple new Cannabis Cups won at the Denver Cup a few weeks ago — Christian Hageseth!"
"The pot holiday '4/20' is a major sales boost for marijuana vendors similar to the way St. Patrick's Day lifts beer sales, said Christian Hageseth, founder of Green Man Cannabis and author of 'Big Weed.'"
"For non-marijuana users, April 20th may be just like any other day. But for pot enthusiasts, 4/20 is somewhat of a 'marijuana holiday,' says Christian Hageseth, founder of Green Man Cannabis and author of 'Big Weed.'"