Have You Ever Had a Dream Come True? March 03 2015
The contributions and feedback received through the current Indiegogo campaign is another step on this journey that I've been on, and it is quite possibly the most exciting step. This is the step when all of you have joined me, you've shared your excitement through contributions, feedback, and spreading the word. This is the step where this project becomes no longer just mine, it become ours.
Like many of you who have watched dreams come to fruition, Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater started for me as just a seemingly crazy idea. Becoming the creator of the world's first weedery wasn't what I dreamed of when I was a little kid. It wasn't remotely along the lines of what I thought I'd be doing when I grew up. In fact it wasn't until a couple years ago I had the idea for it, but I haven't stopped thinking about it since. I tested the idea, tossing it around with some friends, family members and colleagues, taking note of their reactions. To my great delight reactions were, though varied, for the most extremely supportive or constructive. I realized this really was a good idea.
I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when an architect first presented me with a draft of blueprints for the weedery and we started editing and exploring what if's and why not's and fine tuning the layout. Next came the creation of the physical model of Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater. This idea, this dream I tossed around with friends over a beer just months before, was now tangible -- it was something I could touch, feel and share with others. Now others had access to my vision. The more I saw this dream take shape and I received feedback from others, the more I knew this venue had to be created. There was no other option.
To all of you have already participated in the Indiegogo campaign through contributions or spreading word about the campaign, I want to sincerely thank you. To those who have not had time to look into the campaign, it will continue to be live until March 11th. Please feel free to share ideas, questions, concerns, and excitement with me -- I appreciate any and all feedback.
Founder of Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater
CEO and Chairman of Green Man Cannabis
Indiegogo Campaign in LIVE! February 09 2015
Today we launched our Indiegogo campaign to support the world's first weedery! We've been planning this for awhile now and are psyched to see it come to life and start getting feedback, questions and donations. Thanks to everyone who has contributed or reached out with questions or support so far!
Here is a full list of the merchandise and experiences available at the Indiegogo campaign page. Don't forget - through any contribution you also become a Foundation Member!
$10 Vinyl Decals: Receive 2 circular vinyl decals. The first announces your standing as a Ranch "Foundation Member". The second sports the Ranch slogan "The New Happy Hour" celebrating the new era we're proudly a part of.
$20 T-Shirt: Our t-shirts feature a unique logo fusing the Green Man Cannabis logo with the iconic Colorado C, in celebration of the progress of both.T-shirts are available in long sleeve or short sleeve styles. Long sleeve available in unisex cut size S-XXL. Short sleeve are available in both men's and women's cuts. Men's size XS-4XL, women's size S-XXL.
$25 Beanie Hat: Stay warm with one of the three styles available: Gray organic tight fit; gray or forest green slouch, or Green Man pom pom.
$40 Hoodie Sweatshirt: Our lightweight hoodies feature the Ranch logo on the front left breast and the Green Man Cannabis logo on the back left shoulder. Choose from 2 available styles: Pull-Over or Zip-Up styles. The Pull Over style is available in a male cut (men's sizes XS-XXL) and women's cut (women's size XS-XL). The Zip Up style is available in a unisex cut only (size XS-XXL. Both the Zip-Up and Pull-Over styles are available in black.
$45 Signed Copy of "Big Weed": Through "Big Weed" (Macmillan, April 2015) President and Chairman of Green Man Cannabis Christian Hageseth paints a colorful picture not only of how he got started in the legal marijuana business, but of the corporate interests that are eager to do the same, and his predictions for the future of the marijuana market.
$55 4x8 Commemorative Brick: A message of your choice will be engraved into a 4x8 brick which will then be laid in the Ranch's walkway, immortalizing your message and support eternally at the Ranch. While you will not receive a physical brick (because it will be cemented in the ground) we will send you a photograph of your brick once it has been placed in the walkway. Engraved message details: 3 lines with 20 characters per line, which includes spacing and punctuation.
$65 8x8 Commemorative Brick: A message of your choice will be engraved into an 8x8 brick which will then be laid in the Ranch's walkway, immortalizing your message and support eternally at the Ranch. While you will not receive a physical brick (because it will be cemented in the ground) we will send you a photograph of your brick once it has been placed in the walkway. Engraved message details: 6 lines with 20 characters per line, which includes spacing and punctuation.
$100 VIP Section Concert Ticket: Receive a VIP section concert ticket for a show of your choice at the amphitheater.
$300 A Day with the Grow Staff: Spend a day with the award-winning Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater grow staff, including lunch and a meet and greet with founder and entrepreneur Christian Hageseth.
$1500 Private Event: Host a private party at the Green Man Ranch & Amphitheater for up to 100 guests.
UPDATE: Indiegogo is the way to go! February 06 2015
Everyone, thank you so much for your patience while we've been gearing up for our crowd funding campaign. We finally have an update for you: Kickstarter has refused our campaign. You read that right. So what does this mean?
It means we're taking our campaign over to the good folks at Indiegogo and will be launching next week! Unfortunately it also means our industry is still facing scrutiny and stigma despite the strides that have been made! Yet another example of how important it is that we continue to raise awareness and understanding around this legal and prosperous industry, and create opportunities to celebrate it, such as Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater.
We're more determined than ever to launch this project and in doing so welcome the world to the first weedery, but also make a statement about the legalization and liberalization of marijuana.
Through Indiegogo we'll be offering all of the same rewards - both merchandise and experiences - as originally planned, and we hope you'll continue to show your support. It's greatly appreciated! We'll have another update on Monday.
Have a great weekend!
Special Thanks to be Extended to All Indiegogo Contributors
As you know by now, later this year Green Man Cannabis will open the doors to Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater and introduce the world to its very first weedery. Through the upcoming Indiegog campaign, scheduled to launch Friday, January 20th, contributors have the chance to support this project, purchase merchandise and experiences to be held at the weedery, and become a part of history.
Foundation Member Perks
While there are plenty of great merchandise and experiences to redeem for contributions, Green Man Cannabis wants to give special recognition to all Indiegogo contributors for the unique role they’ll play in this project. We’ve created a Foundation Member program, through which all members receive special VIP treatment at the venue. All Indiegog contributors are automatically enrolled in this program, and membership is reserved specifically for Indiegogo contributors only.
Foundation Members will enjoy perks such as exclusive discounts on purchases, advanced notice of upcoming shows and ticket sales at the amphitheater, an invitation to the Foundation Member Opening Night Party, and more. All Foundation Members will receive a unique membership number, which will be stored in the Ranch’s system and recognized upon visit or purchase. All members have the unique opportunity to say they played a role in making the Ranch come to life, and are now a part of its family, and we want to thank them accordingly.
Please don’t miss your opportunity to become a Foundation Member, and visit the Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater Indiegogo campaign!