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Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 19, 2015
Colorado’s historic experiment with legalized, adult-use marijuana will soon reach its 18-month mark. The state’s successful program has brought cannabis out of the shadows, produced significant revenue and is also prompting industry experts to consider a widening trend; as the acceptance of legal recreational cannabis spreads across mainstream America.
“Production and demand will continue to increase as national legalization becomes a reality,” says Ryan Fox, founder and CEO of The Grass Station, one of oldest and largest cannabis dispensaries in Colorado.
“While that reality may be five or ten years down the road, you will see cannabis treated like a commodity in the markets,” he adds. “After all, we already see cannabis prices fluctuate throughout the year, from factors that are very similar to those that affect commodity futures in the financial markets.”
Fox sees a strong parallel between the legal marijuana industry and America’s wine producers when it comes to its consumer base, its production standards and quality control, as well as regarding its creative branding.
“Any great winery has an equally exceptional agricultural practice; a clean, efficient and well-organized vineyard,” he notes. “They take cost factors into account at every turn. And there’s also an element of style, a touch of creativity, when coming up with a great wine; just as there is with an excellent strain of cannabis.”
As with the wine industry, legal cannabis growers, producers and distributors are already catering to consumers across a wide range of budgets.
On any given day, Fox says, customers at The Grass Station can vary from consumers looking to spend under ten dollars for an afternoon’s diversion to connoisseurs wanting to try out a variety of the store’s more than 20 premium marijuana strains.
And because of that constantly evolving market, Fox and his staff of budtenders are often called on, much like a wine sommelier in a good restaurant, to inform and educate their customers.
Fox says that desire for information often goes well beyond Colorado, and connects him with present and future marijuana consumers across the U.S. and around the globe.
“I answer emails every single day from people who want to know more,” he says. “There are times when I feel like a vineyard owner, explaining our latest vintage.”
ABOUT THE GRASS STATION
Denver’s premier recreational dispensary first opened its doors in 2009, and over the years has maintained its widespread reputation as the source for top-quality cannabis, served up in a welcoming atmosphere. Customers expect and get friendly and knowledgeable service from The Grass Station’s staff. Its quality-tested products not only conform to state and local regulations but are kept to the highest possible standards of purity and potency.
For more information, visit: http://www.grassstationco.com/
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Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) May 06, 2015
Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) May 6, 2015 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Med Ag Ventures, Inc. (MAV), an investor backed Colorado cannabis industry company, expanded manufacturing capacity of its Arizona based Phoenician Engineering subsidiary three times since first producing proprietary herb grinders last September. MAV recently achieved profitability from operations, within one year of start-up. MAV’s reseller network expanded from 100 at the end of 2014 to over 500 today through exposure at Cannabis trade shows like Champs, American Glass Exposition, and Cannabis Cups. MAV’s proprietary products have secured their place among the best of the best in the medical marijuana industry and lead in setting a medical grade standard for ancillary cannabis products.
Paving the way for continued growth, MAV expanded its intellectual property portfolio and now owns what is believed to be one of the most valuable and diverse portfolios of patents and patents pending protecting its innovative herb grinders and other products in its growing pipeline.
Justin Cifelli, CEO of MAV states, “We are deeply appreciative of our investors, our team and our customers who make our rapid growth and success possible. We are focused on delivering long-term value to both customers and shareholders.” VP and Director of Engineering Dane Dukat adds, “We listen to our customers and incorporate their feedback in new product launches. The metrics speak for themselves – demand has never been higher and is accelerating.” COO Colton Dukat adds, “We are staying humble and working hard to deliver the best products and the best customer experience. Our responsibility to effectively manage growth and demand goes well beyond our products, supply chain or capacity; it starts and ends with our growing strong team of dynamic and very talented individuals.”
Med Ag Ventures Inc. of Colorado is an emerging growth company part of the booming medical cannabis industry. We manufacture proprietary ancillary products for consumers, growers and marijuana dispensaries. The Cannabis industry is reported to be the fastest growing industry in the US.
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Tom Cifelli, CFO & General Counsel
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