Category: Company Profiles

Vets: Blue Cord Farms

March 16th, 2018

But in the meantime, the pair of Army veterans are building Blue Cord Farms through a unique partnership, not just in the structure of the company, but also in what the two men have endured. Blue Cord Farms is actually two separate companies. Ladroga is a licensed caregiver who heads…

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Vets: Socrates Rosenfeld

March 14th, 2018

But like so many soldiers, Rosenfeld had a hard time transitioning from life in the military to that of a civilian. The shift to go from combat to the classroom was intense. He wasn’t diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, but something wasn’t right. He felt isolated and struggled to be…

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Forging a New Path

March 9th, 2018

Many proud, blue-collar towns spiraled downward, and Arlington was one of the casualties. Most of its timber jobs have gone the way of the typewriter, coal mining and the steam train. But while some might view communities like Arlington as broken backwaters, others see opportunity. Fitz Couhig sits squarely in…

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Robert Selna

March 2nd, 2018

Robert Selna traded a career in print journalism for the life of a lawyer after witnessing the multi-faceted world of real estate development and zoning in action. “At a certain point I started to cover land use and development in San Francisco and I learned a lot about how it…

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Hidden Gem

February 27th, 2018

Any number of contenders may lay claim to being the best location in the country for marijuana production. California’s Emerald Triangle has been recognized as the Mecca of sun-grown cannabis for decades, a distinction that has brought a certain level of prosperity and notoriety to Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties.…

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Andrew Freedman

February 26th, 2018

Shortly before dissolving Andrew Freedman’s position as Colorado’s director of marijuana coordination, Governor John Hickenlooper stopped him outside a cabinet meeting to impart some career advice. “He told me that he thought we should figure out how to take the lessons learned from Colorado and apply them to other states,…

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Dave and Alana Malone

February 19th, 2018

“Challenging,” might be a friendly way to describe Colorado’s competitive recreational cannabis market for newcomers. For those who are trying to launch a single line of products in a state where many operators are vertically integrated, “impenetrable” or “irrational” might be more apt terms. Green Dot Labs’ 2017 Silver Label…

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Space-Age Technology

February 8th, 2018

Chris Lane was in law school when recreational marijuana became legal in Washington. “When I said I wanted to work in this industry, most people were caught off-guard, but people who knew me well weren’t surprised to hear that I was going to start a marijuana business,” he says. That…

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Get Organized!

February 6th, 2018

The backbone of any industry is the entrepreneurs and workers doing the day-in, day-out tasks to make any sector of the economy thrive. But beyond the daily workload, there are always other concerns, needs or issues that arise and require representation. Industry trade associations are a vital component of any…

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Building a Better Franchise

February 1st, 2018

With nearly 700 employees supporting 15 retail locations, including the industry’s only outlet store and a location in the first-ever “pot mall,” The Green Solution stands as one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies. Kyle Speidell and his twin brother, Eric, have had an interest in marijuana for most of…

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