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!
Behind the Scenes of the Legal Marijuana Business January 15 2015
Founder Christian Hageseth gets candid about unique entrepreneurial pursuit in upcoming book
If you’re like many Americans, especially those in the great state of Colorado, you may have found yourself intrigued by the notion of the legal marijuana industry and even flirted with the idea of getting involved yourself. You may be asking yourself a number of questions, including:
- How does one get involved in the legal marijuana industry
What type of people are in this industry?
What kind of background or skill sets are required?
Where is this industry going?
How would I navigate the various laws and restrictions?
What are the benchmarks of success in this type of business?
Is there a place for me the world of legal marijuana?
If this sound’s like you, you’re not alone. In fact you are in great company. Currently there are wheels spinning in many great minds, attempting to break into this world, refine a business plan, or just predict out where the heck we will be in 5 years. There are so many how’s, what-if’s, and why’s in this industry, it is still yearning for leaders to take the reins.
Through his book “Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business” (Macmillan, April 2015), entrepreneur Christian Hageseth recounts the journey (equal parts hilarious, heartwarming, and stress-inducing) that led him to spearhead one of the most successful legal marijuana operations in America, Green Man Cannabis, and bring his vision of the world’s first weedery to life through Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater.
If you’re one of the many people interested in the inner workings of the legal marijuana industry, looking for a new entrepreneurial adventure, or simply want an excellent read, Christian Hageseth’s “Big Weed” is a great place to start. The book will be available for purchase the week of April 20, 2015, but you can preorder your copy now, and be sure to see what Amazon Vine reviewers are saying about it:
"Let Hageseth take you on an exciting journey of our country’s awakening!"
"This book is a quick and enjoyable read that makes me want to get up and head for Colorado and open up a business."
"It’s informative and suspenseful. And of course it makes one think that maybe they can do it too. If you are like me you will want to read all about it from someone who is living the dream. I found this to be an excellent book."
"His visionary stance at the end may even bring tears to your eyes, as it did mine."
"Christian Hageseth has a real nice writing style that I really enjoyed. I literately read the book from cover-to-cover in a couple of days."
What is the World's First Weedery? January 06 2015
Many people have been asking us, “What is a weedery?” Great question. Why? Because a weedery has never existed before in history. Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater will serve as the world’s very first weedery. A historical step forward in the legalization, liberalization and celebration of marijuana. Like a brewery or a winery, but for legal marijuana, the weedery will give the public the unique opportunity to tour an award-winning state of the art marijuana grow facility, listen to live music at the outdoor amphitheater, and enjoy a meal at the on-site bar and restaurant. All while enjoying sweeping views of the Colorado Rockies.
For years, the cultivation of marijuana has been shrouded literally and figuratively in a haze of smokescreens, serving as a magnificent though illegal example of horticultural art, study, and science. Colorado has led the way in slowly but surly bringing legal marijuana cultivation out of the basement and into the light, and through the weedery Green Man Cannabis has the unique opportunity to share the realities, the processes, and the people behind one of the country's most successful legal marijuana companies. Guests have the rare opportunity to tour the facility, led by highly knowledgeable and experienced staff, and gain a better understanding of the behind the scenes marijuana process, from grow to dispensary.
"The Cannabis Ranch is my chance to normalize marijuana, to bring it to the world on such a scale that it cannot be ignored,” says Christian Hageseth, founder of Green Man Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater, in his upcoming book Big Weed (published by Macmillan, April 2015).
Of the weedery’s tour, the book quotes Hagaseth as saying, “Our visitors will be embarking on a journey that mimics America’s own journey of enlightenment. As they move from the basement, they’re leaving marijuana’s past behind. When they enter the greenhouse, they’ll be looking at the future. From the closet out into the open. From the darkness into the light.”
To put it simply, the weedery is history in the making.