Big Weed

Genre: Business

Big WeedAn Entrepreneur's High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business

Legal marijuana is the hottest story in the US today. Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of a new industry. And like the early days of gourmet coffee chains, the rules and players are being established on the fly. Christian Hageseth is the face of the revolution—an entrepreneur and father of three who worked in the white-collar professional world for 20 years before opening his first dispensary. The founder and chairman of Green Man Cannabis, the fastest-growing marijuana company in the country, he's the perfect tour guide through the wild frontier, where police hardly know what laws to enforce or parents what to tell their kids. He paints a colorful picture not only of how he got into the business but of the big interests that are eager to do the same—namely Big Tobacco, Big Agra, and Big Pharma. He predicts a future where the marijuana market splits in two: the high-end, artisanal market, supplied by individual growers and small farms, and the mass market, covered by the cigarette giants and anyone bold enough to compete with them. Much like beer and coffee, your brand of weed will be just one more reflection of your lifestyle. It's an entrepreneur's dream, and Hageseth invites us along as he pitches skeptical investors, negotiates a shaggy cast of colleagues, and builds the biggest business he can.

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Run time: 6 hours
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Christian Hageseth

Biography:
Christian Hageseth is a seasoned entrepreneur in the food, finance, and real estate industries and the founder of Green Man Cannabis, the most innovative legal marijuana company in the country, which has twice won the highest award in the industry for growing the best weed in the world. In 2012 and 2014, Green Man Cannabis won the High Times Cannabis Cup, the marijuana industry’s highest award for product excellence. He lives in Denver, CO. He can be reached at Christian@AmericanCannabisPartners.com.
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Joseph D'Agnese
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Christian Hageseth

Biography:
Christian Hageseth is a seasoned entrepreneur in the food, finance, and real estate industries and the founder of Green Man Cannabis, the most innovative legal marijuana company in the country, which has twice won the highest award in the industry for growing the best weed in the world. In 2012 and 2014, Green Man Cannabis won the High Times Cannabis Cup, the marijuana industry’s highest award for product excellence. He lives in Denver, CO. He can be reached at Christian@AmericanCannabisPartners.com.

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