Solace Meds Broadway
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Solace Meds Colfax
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Solace Meds FOCO Medical
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
Standing Akimbo
Garlic Breath, Scooby Snax
Steel City Meds
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
THE TUMBLEWEED DISPENSARY Parachute
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
The 404
Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
The 64 Store
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
The Dispo (REC)
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Miracle Alien Cookies, Peach Pie, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Sunset Driver, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Tractor Beam, Veritas Cookies, Wookie Fruit
Third Day Apothecary
Blue Sherbert, Strawberries N Cream
Tumbleweed - Eagle
Sunset Drive
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sour Diesel, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops
Tumbleweed Edwards
Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
Tumbleweed Frisco
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Twin Peaks - REC
Blue Sherbet, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
VERTS
Garlic Breath, Ice Cream Cake, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops
Verts
Colorado Cool Aid, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Scooby Snax, Strawberries N Cream
Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal
Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Zengolds - Lyons REC
Cherry Hills, Purple Papaya Punch, The Sauce
5280 Weedery
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
A Cut Above - Springs med
Cherry Diesel, Colorado Cool Aid, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - med Denver
Colorado Cool Aid, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
A Cut Above - rec
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Grape OZ, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
A Wellness Center
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Diesel, Ice Cream Cake, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
BOULDER WELLNESS CENTER LLC
Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream
CANNACO
Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, The Sauce
COLORADO BEST BUDZ LLC
Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Driver, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY
Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY KALAMATH
Cookies N Cream, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Veritas Cookies
Canna Cabinet
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
CannaCo II
Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Cherry Peak
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Chronic Therapy - Cortez
Cookies N Cream
Cookies Commerce City
Tart Pops
Cookies Pueblo
Bananaghani, Tart Pops
Dabbington LLC
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bananaghani, Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops
EUFLORA Aspen
Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops
EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Bananaghani, Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops
EUFLORA Longmont
Cherry Diesel
Eclipse Cannabis Company
Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Tart Pops
Emerald Fields - Glendale
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Emerald Fields - Manitou
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
GREEN WORLD EXPRESS
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Ice Cream Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Veritas Cookies
Golden Meds Bryant St
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, GG4, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Papaya Cake, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Diesel, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive
Golden Meds Colorado Springs
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream
Green Cross of Cherry Creek - REC
Cherry Hills, Tart Pops
High Plainz Strains 2
Blue Sherbet, Bobby Boucher, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Grape OZ, Ice Cream Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
Higher Grade 38th
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Colorado Cool Aid, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
Higher Grade Medical (at Galena)
Colorado Cool Aid, Slap N Tickle
Higher Grade REC
Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Karma
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Gas Tanker, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, Veritas Cookies
LA CASA CANNA BIS INC
Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
LIGHTSHADE - Sheridan
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
LIVE GREEN - SHERIDAN
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Wookie Fruit
LOVA - Aurora
Cherry Diesel, Sour Diesel, The Sauce
LOVA - Colfax
Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, The Sauce
LOVA - Downtown
Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, The Sauce
LOVA - Edgewater
Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, The Sauce
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
MEDICINE MAN - Aurora
Sour Diesel, Sour Rado
MEDICINE MAN - DENVER
Sour Diesel, Sour Rado
Makena
Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Medicine Man Thornton - REC
Bananaghani, Bobby Boucher, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS ASPEN
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER
Bananaghani
NATIVE ROOTS DILLON
Sour Diesel, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS Frisco - rec
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC
Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER
Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE
Cherry Hills, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS VAIL
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Ice Cream Cake, Sour Diesel, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
NATURES MEDICINE SALIDA
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Headband Kush, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
Native Roots Austin Bluffs MED
Garlic Breath, Scooby Snax, Sunset Drive
Native Roots Colorado
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Native Roots Highlands
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Tart Pops
Native Roots Littleton MED
Cherry Diesel, Scooby Snax, Sunset Drive
Native Roots Tower
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Gas Tanker, Ice Cream Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Native Roots Trinidad
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Ice Cream Cake, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Native Roots Vail MED
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Veritas Cookies
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Veritas Cookies
PIG N' WHISTLE
Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Pig N' Whistle
Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
Primal
Blue Sherbert, Strawberries N Cream
RJJ Academy
Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush
RJJ Edgewater
Cherry Diesel
RJJ Frisco
Blue Sherbert, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
RJJ Tower
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
RJJ Uintah
Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
ROCKY ROAD AURORA
Bananaghani, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Purple Papaya Punch, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, Veritas Cookies
ROCKY ROAD VAIL
Cherry Diesel, The Sauce
ROOTS RX BASALT
Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL
Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Sour Rado, The Sauce
ROOTS RX GUNNISON
Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
ROOTS RX Leadville
Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Rocky Farms
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wookie Fruit
SANTE ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sunset Drive
SIMPLY PURE
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Solace Meds - WR
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit

July 16, 2021

One of the biggest names in craft beer is hopping over to the cannabis business

By Alicia Wallace, CNN Business

Updated 10:08 AM ET, Thu July 15, 2021

His business is alcohol, but he sees a future in cannabis

San Francisco (CNN Business) Nearly 20 years ago, a batch of hand-canned beers started a seismic shift in the craft beer industry. Now the man behind that endeavor is turning his attention to hand-cultivated cannabis. Dale Katechis, whose eponymous and popular Dale's Pale Ale revolutionized canned beers, has invested in and taken an active leadership role at Veritas Fine Cannabis, a boutique wholesaler specializing in cultivating and selling premium cannabis.The company declined to share details about the investment."When I got a peek inside of Veritas, around every corner, it just whacked me in the head: It reminded me of the early days of Oskar Blues," Katechis said, noting the Colorado-based brewery he started, first as a restaurant and later as a beer-brewing operation, in 1997.Katechis' move signals a further intermingling of beer and cannabisThe two sectors have drawn frequent comparisons to each other for their grassroots growth, consumer base, competitive pressures and heavily regulated nature.The biggest names in the alcohol business have staked claims in the global cannabis industry, establishing a foundation for further US expansion (especially once cannabis is no longer federally illegal) in part to diversify business, prop up sales, and stave off a potential competitor.

Dale Katechis, whose eponymous and top-selling Dale's Pale Ale revolutionized canned beers, has invested in and taken an active leadership role at Veritas Fine Cannabis, a boutique wholesaler specializing in cultivating and selling premium cannabis. Katechis (foreground) is pictured with Veritas CEO Mike Leibowitz.

Dale Katechis, whose eponymous and top-selling Dale's Pale Ale revolutionized canned beers, has invested in and taken an active leadership role at Veritas Fine Cannabis, a boutique wholesaler specializing in cultivating and selling premium cannabis. Katechis (foreground) is pictured with Veritas CEO Mike Leibowitz.Veritas, a cannabis brand that has long embraced hand cultivation and harvesting, hopes to tap into Katechis' experience of creating high-quality products and expanding operations without losing sight of the craft and culture that got the company off the ground.Enter your email to receive CNN's nightcap newsletter.close dialog

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In cannabis there has been a race to the bottom, a race to the finish line, a race to get in before big corporations take over," said Mike Leibowitz, chief executive officer of Veritas. "I feel like our brand has really set itself down a different path." Katechis echoes this emphasis on quality and the role it played in the success and staying power of Dale's Pale Ale, which launched commercially in 2002. Oskar Blues carved its niche by packaging Dale's Pale Ale in a vehicle long-tied to the multinational beer Goliaths but not yet to craft brewers: the 12-ounce aluminum can. By slinging a "voluminously hopped" craft brew into a can, the then-unique effort put Oskar Blues on the map and and launched a trend that's still going strong nearly two decades later. As craft beer surged in the mid-aughts and 2010s, chipping away at Big Beer's market share, the Budweisers, Heinekens and Molsons of the world started snapping up regional breweries. Rather than selling to a alcohol giant, Katechis grew Oskar Blues into one of the larger craft brewers in the nation, landing venture capital funding and merging with other craft brewers. The venture-backed "disruptive brewers collective" now known as Canarchy is the eighth-largest craft brewery in the US, has eight brands, and sells its beer internationally. After stepping away from the day-to-day of the brewery business, Katechis sniffed around the cannabis space for a couple of years searching for the right investment. Katechis, a "fan of the space," was intrigued by the parallels with the craft beer business. In addition to touting flavors and aromas similar to cannabis strains, Oskar Blues' beers were branded with plenty of not-so-subtlenods to weed. "If for nothing else, I want them to grow the way they want to grow, but I might be able to raise my hand and offer some input on all the mistakes we made and keep Veritas from making the same ones," Katechis said.Katechis joins a line of other craft beer executives who have entered the cannabis industry. The interest in working in cannabis has increased amongst people from a broad slate of industries and has grown exponentially in the past 12 months, said Karson Humiston, founder and chief executive officer of Vangst, which runs a recruitment site for cannabis jobs. "During the pandemic, cannabis went from illegitimate and illegal to essential in many places," she said. "That was the tipping point moment for a lot of executives to take a look at the space." Cultivation businesses are attracting talent from traditional agriculture; retail operations are pulling from businesses such as apparel; services firms are tapping into the tech world, said Karan Wadhera, managing partner of Casa Verde Capital, an investment fund co-founded by Snoop Dogg. "It's more or less a foregone conclusion that cannabis is on a path to full-scale legalization," Wadhera said, making a nod to the latest federal efforts, including Senator Chuck Schumer's draft legislation to decriminalize marijuana. So instead of trying to resist the turning tide, investors and executives "want to have a horse in the race."