"Not only is [the Colorado Cannabis Ranch] a truly epic step forward for the cannabis industry, it’s led by a guy that, despite his massive success, is really just a laid back and down to Earth dude that loves marijuana as much as you or I."
"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."
"Colorado entrepreneur Christian Hageseth, founder of Denver’s Green Man Cannabis brand, has been working on making his dream of creating the ultimate marijuana tourist destination a reality for more than a year."
"How does a Cannabis Cup-winning ganjapreneur celebrate the morning after winning two first-place trophies? By drinking his coffee and eating his Cheerios directly from the shiny, new Cannabis Cups, of course."
"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."
"U.S. sales of legal cannabis reached $5.4 billion in 2015, up from $4.6 billion the year before, according to ArcView Market Research. Edibles and other infused products—defined as anything other than the bud itself—make up at least half of the total, dispensary owners say."
"Christian Hageseth, founder of American Cannabis Partners, Green Man Cannabis and the Colorado Cannabis Ranch and author of 'Big Weed,' gave a presentation at the recent High Times Business Summit titled 'Innovate or Die.' During the session, he discussed at length why industry leadership in innovation is key in determining the progress and growth of the cannabis industry."
"Hopefully, that first-hand experience will help a lot of people to demystify marijuana so it won’t be so foreign and scary to them. Rather, let them find familiarity with it, and they’ll draw their own conclusions."