The institutional capital markets for the Cannabis Economy are highly inefficient, due to the industry’s nascent stage and explosive growth, and its complex legal and regulatory environment. This has created a scarcity of professionally managed capital availability and liquidity for emerging companies in this capital-intensive industry. Green Sage provides capital for real estate acquisition and development for category leaders. We are focused on backing best-of-breed management teams with application of sound business fundamentals.
Partnerships & Affiliations
Green Sage has established relationships with prominent and influential organizations within the Industry. We are members of the National Cannabis Industry Association (“NCIA”), a national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible Cannabis Industry. NCIA is leading a unified and coordinated campaign to ensure this emerging sector is treated fairly under federal law. We are also members of The ArcView Group, an investor network based in San Francisco, California that provides financing to marijuana-based ventures. ArcView organizes quarterly events showcasing investment opportunities in the Cannabis Industry and to date and has facilitated over $65 million in financing for 105 companies. ArcView has over 500 investor members and has raised over $815,000 for legislative reform. We are also Mentors with CanopyBoulder, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program for startups in the legal Cannabis Industry with a focus on ancillary products and services.
Green Sage takes the affirmative approach of meeting and establishing relationships with municipalities and enforcement agencies governing the Cannabis Industry for markets in which it invests. Green Sage supports these agencies’ regulatory reforms that support and promote investment in the legal U.S. Cannabis Industry. Finally, Green Sage has engaged Vicente Sederberg, a highly respected law firm based in Denver that focuses on the Cannabis Industry, as well as Husch Blackwell’s head of real estate attorney and cannabis attorney for transaction support.
These top tier relationships ensure that Green Sage operates in the ‘inner circle’, and is consequently well positioned to source and select the highest quality investment opportunities in the Industry.