Marijuana Legalization In Colorado Leads To First ‘Weedery’

COLORADO:  Wineries and breweries should brace themselves for some unusual competition. Colorado, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, will get its first “weedery” in early 2016.

The $35 million project, Green Man Cannabis Ranch and Amphitheater,the brainchild of Christian Hageseth, is set to open in Denver. Its greenhouses represent a major shift because producers have largely cultivated marijuana indoors; there will also be a performance space, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, a gift shop and, of course, a marijuana dispensary.

Mr. Hageseth, who founded the Green Man Cannabis marijuana company and chronicled his adventures in the medical and legal marijuana business in the book “Big Weed,” says he enjoys his own product but shatters stereotypes. He’s an ambitious entrepreneur with a background in real estate, who sat down for an interview while visiting New York to meet with investment bankers.


Here’s What Is On Our Weed Reading List

Sometimes we like to power down the iPad, find a nice quiet spot and settle down with a good book.  Perusing our local Seattle Public Library, we compiled the following list of some highly-recommended books about our beloved cannabis, we’re calling our “Weed Reading List.”

Big Weed

An Entrepreneur’s High-stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business 

By Hageseth, Christian Book – 2015 


What Were We Just Talking About? 

(Series: Philosophy for Everyone) Book – 2010 


By Duvall, Chris S. Book – 2015 

Cannabis Pharmacy 

The Practical Guide to Medicinal Marijuana 

By Backes, Michael Book – 2014 

Cash Crop 

An American Dream 

By Raphael, Ray Book – 1985 

Chasing the Scream

The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs 

By Hari, Johann Book – 2015 

Heart of Dankness 

Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup 

By Smith, Mark Haskell Book – 2012 

Medical Cannabis Guidebook 

The Definitive Guide to Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana 

By Ditchfield, Jeff Book – 2014

Smoke Signals 

A Social History of Marijuana : Medical, Recreational, and Scientific 

By Lee, Martin A. Book – 2012 

Too High to Fail

Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution 

By Fine, Doug Book – 2012 

Weed the People

The Future of Legal Marijuana in America 

By Barcott, Bruce Book – 2015