Cannabis: The Future is Female at Denver Startup Week

September 25, 2018

Today we will highlight just a few of the powerful and beautiful women who help shape and mold the cannabis industry today. Discussion will be based on what it takes to be a successful woman in the cannabis industry from seed to sale. Furthermore, we will explore how we can continue to collaborate with and help other women fall into decision making roles. Together, as women, not only do we lift each other up, but together we contribute to building a stronger cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is the first industry with more female CEOs than male CEOs; the future of cannabis is female.

Tyler Vines - Has been actively working in the cannabis industry since 2009. She is currently the VP and Director of Retail operations for Natural Selections dispensary. Tyler has helped grow cannabis businesses from one store to several. Her next endeavor will be taking a company from the Colorado market and expanding to several stores across Massachusetts. She has experience building a business from the ground up over medical and retail markets, as well as in multiple states.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Seeks Location on Clapp Street

September 21, 2017

A proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary on Clapp Street was met with some trepidation by community members at a recent meeting hosted by the John W. McCormack Civic Association and the group’s regular civic meeting.

Aidan O’Donovan and his company, Natural Selections, have tested the waters on the neighborhood’s openness to the project over the past week. They hope to lease the property at 50 Clapp St., a free-standing building of about 6,000 square feet, and operate for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

The McCormack civic group held a meeting last Thursday at the Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 Hall on Massachusetts Avenue, which was attended by about 40 people. Attendees expressed worry about safety, proximity to children, and protecting the increasingly desirable areas of Dorchester. Others noted the value of medical marijuana as an alternative to addictive opioids, pointing to strict regulation and describing most patients as being on the older end and seeking to address pain relief or other wellness concerns.

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Hemp Connoisseur Magazine

August 12, 2017

Northglenn is home to one of my favorite dispensaries in Colorado, Natural Selections. One of their strains seems to be a rarity in Colorado and is something I have only previously tried when visiting California: Gelato. A strain that originates from the Cookies family, it is a genetic combination of Thin Mint Cookies and Sunset Sherbert. Gelato is one of the best strains I have had all year. Visually, the Gelato is light green and covered in trichomes with orange pistils mixed in intermittently. Testing at 27.78 percent THC, the slightly dense buds have an aroma that mixes a light sweetness with a hint of fruit…

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MCBA & Brandon Banks

Founded in late 2015, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first 501(c)(6) not for profit business league created to serve the specific needs of minority cannabis entrepreneurs, workers, and patients/ consumers. The organization currently serves members from across the United States. Its 16-member board of directors is comprised of a diverse group of cannabis industry veterans and activists from across the U.S.

Brandon Banks is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Natural Selections Dispensary in Northglenn Colorado. After years of working for several fortune 500 companies including McDonald’s Co, JP Morgan Chase, and Philip Morris, Brandon moved to Colorado and transitioned to the medical marijuana industry. Beginning his career as a master grower he cultivated several award-winning cannabis strains during his time at Green Man Cannabis including High Times Cannabis Cup winning genetics.

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