Blog

Have You Ever Had a Dream Come True? March 03 2015

Have you ever had a dream come true? Maybe you've started your own business, or created a piece of art, or conquered a fear, or traveled the world. If so, you're familiar with the feelings I'm having right now as I watch Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater actually take shape.

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.

Sincerely,
Christian Hageseth
Founder of Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater
CEO and Chairman of Green Man Cannabis

Utah Senator Mark Madsen Visits Green Man Cannabis February 17 2015

This past weekend I had the pleasure of showing Senator Mark Madsen of Utah and his wife Erin one of Green Man Cannabis' grows and a dispensary. Mark is an open-minded, lawmaker who trusts his constituents to make choices for themselves and believes the states not the Feds should decide policy on this issue.

Sen. Madsen and his wife came to Denver, to Green Man Cannabis, to learn about medical marijuana before casting judgement. I love the open-mindless of this man, a Republican and a Mormon, willing to see the potential benefits rather than believe what he's been told about marijuana. We need more people like him representing us.


Week 1 Update: Indiegogo Campaign February 16 2015

Airplane graveyard
Week one of the Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater  
Indiegogo campaign for the world's first weedery has come to a close and we want to extend a sincere "Thank you!" to all of you who were among the first to contribute. We appreciate your contribution and are so happy that it automatically enrolls you as a Foundation Member of Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater. You will receive more information about the Foundation Member program along with your selected reward once the campaign wraps up.

This past week marked an important step in the weedery creation process. A  of this week almost all of the airplanes have been removed from the site, which has served as an airplane graveyard for years. Luckily the mild weather we've experienced in Denver this winter has allowed us to move fairly quickly on this removal process. Once the removal of all planes and debris from the location has wrapped up, the ground can be prepped and then we just wait for it to thoroughly thaw and we'll start digging!

Thanks for your support and if you haven't had a chance to contribute yet there's still plenty time - the campaign is live until March 11, 2015.