"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."
"With the topic of marijuana sweeping the nation and states dealing with the transition to legality, many people are curious about the effects this booming industry will have economically on the nation and how it works."
"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."
Colorado is known for its breweries and has many fine wineries. How about the first marijuana "weedery?" That's what entrepreneur Christian Hageseth wants to bring to the state.
"Denver’s craft brewing scene is about to get some stiff competition. The Colorado Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater is going to be the Colorado’s first “marijuana cultivation center,” a.k.a. the state’s first weedery."
Christian Hageseth spoke with Radio New Zealand about legal cannabis, and what could be expected from legalization in New Zealand if it's anything like in the United States.
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"In the Napa Valley, they offer winery tours; in Kentucky, it’s bourbon distillery tours. Many craft brewers provide tours of their breweries. The Colorado Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater, set to open in 2016, plans to become the nation’s first 'weedery,' offering tours of their marijuana cultivation center and dispensary just a short distance from downtown Denver."