Organa Brands First Cannabis Company To Be Named Top Workplace By The Denver Post

COLORADO: Organa Brands, the world’s leading cannabis distributor, has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Denver Post. Organa Brands is deeply humbled to be the first cannabis company to have received this honor.

“We are extremely proud of the culture we have built at Organa Brands, and that culture is reflected in this award,” said Chris Driessen, President of Organa Brands U.S. “Since the launch of our company in 2010, we have placed a heavy emphasis on our core values. As a result, we have built an organization that is rooted in a sense of family. For all of us, this is more than just a job, it’s a passion. I know I speak on behalf of our entire team when I say we are extremely honored to have been recognized as a Top Workplace.”

Organa Brands was founded on the principle of providing safe, consistent access to premium cannabis products in all of the markets they serve. The company has grown exponentially since its inception, and the leadership team prides itself on its commitment to excellent benefits, a fun and exciting work environment, and professional growth opportunities that are second to none.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage. The anonymous survey measures a variety of aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, to name just a few.

“Seeing a cannabis company named a Denver Post Top Workplace for the first time is truly an honor, and is a clear sign that the stigma around this amazing plant is decreasing by the minute,” said Jeremy Heidl, Co-Founder and President of Organa Brands International. “We are incredibly proud of the team we’ve assembled. When a company puts its core values first, the benefits are returned tenfold. I think it’s clear from being awarded this honor that cannabis companies like ours have a clear role in the global business arena.”


Denver Post Weed Critics Smoke And Tell

COLORADO:  Jake Browne is a paid pot critic.

Just as a wine critic can tell a Cabernet from a Merlot by sniffing, he can do the same with marijuana, reports CBS News’ Barry Petersen.

“You are also going to have visual cues from marijuana whether it’s dense, or does it tend to grow a little bit longer, different colors, all those things help you make that full diagnosis,” Browne said.

So before you send in a resume, make sure you know the difference between OG Kush and Deadhead OG, because Browne does without looking.

Browne writes his reviews over coffee in public, but he heads home to his back porch to smoke in private, as required by Colorado law.

He took a hit and gave his first impressions.

Denver Post Marijuana Editor Named

COLORADO:  The Denver Post is appointing an editor to oversee our coverage of the recreational marijuana law taking effect in January. Tuesday, we made the announcement on who would have that position: Ricardo Baca, entertainment editor and music critic who has been at The Post for nearly 12 years. News Director Kevin Dale announced the decision in a memo to the newsroom:

I’m happy to announce that Ricardo Baca has been appointed the editor of the marijuana website we are building. In this new role, Ricardo will be responsible for building the community and engagement around the site much like he did with Reverb in its early days. Ricardo will be working with editors and reporters in every department to ensure the site is lively, authoritative, in-depth, educational and packed with content spanning regulations to reviews.

For nearly 12 years, Ricardo has been the authority on our music scene, as a critic, the co-founder of the Underground Music Showcase and the founder of Reverb. For the past two years, he has excelled at leading our Entertainment section.

As we’ve said, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado is our biggest story in the coming year. Ricardo is the perfect person to lead this charge — and he will need all of our resources.