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Who We Are

Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Strainwise Cannabis Solutions is a complete ecosystem of entities and services that support the burgeoning cannabis industry. From capital, strategic partnership, and seed-to-sale consulting to design, marketing and advertising services, there is no facet of the industry we do not touch. We are comprised of highly capable industry veterans that hold the first recreational cannabis license issued in Colorado—in effect the first ever issued in the United States. We create value for our partners by providing access to our comprehensive suite of assets. We develop eclectic, bespoke solutions to address the wide range of unique challenges that cannabis entrepreneurs and businesses face. We are dedicated to realizing the full potential and opportunity of the cannabis industry by providing the organization, leadership, and resources necessary for its maturation and legitimization. We believe in the value of cannabis, and we’re laying the foundation for its future.


Experience is
the Best Teacher

As consultants to the world’s first recreational license holder, we can safely say that we have been in the field longer than almost anyone. We have codified our experience and offer comprehensive coursework that touches every facet of the cannabis business.

Master License Program

  • Understanding Your State’s Marijuana Regulations
  • Marijuana Basics
  • METRC Inventory Tracking
  • Cultivation Best Practices
  • Extraction Best Practices
  • Dispensary Best Practices
  • General Operating Best Practices
  • Funds aquisition, how much and how to
  • Becoming a Legal Entity
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Creating Robust Financial Statements
  • Construction and Buildout
  • Writing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Security Systems
  • Inventory Audits
  • Transportation and Chain of Custody
  • Interactions with Government Agencies
  • Minimizing the Negative Impact in Your Community

Employee Courses

  • Understanding Marijuana Regulations in Your State
  • Marijuana Basics
  • How to Get a Job in the Cannabis Industry
  • How to Apply for a Marijuana Establishment License
  • METRC Inventory Tracking
  • Cultivation Best Practices
  • Extraction Best Practices
  • Dispensary Best Practices
  • General Operating Procedures

Please inquire about details and syllabus.



Get it Right,
From the Start

Comprised of the best minds in the cannabis industry, our team has been cultivating, distributing, selling, and investing in the legal cannabis market longer than anyone; and we want to share what we’ve learned. From opportunity assessments, licensing, facility design and buildout to operational management and ongoing consulting, we’ll guide you every step of the way, right from the start.

We Break it Down Into Three Phases

Market Entry Services:

We help our clients understand if and how they can get into the business all the way through ensuring the most thorough license application is submitted.

Operational Readiness and Launch Services:

Helping clients who have appropriate licenses plan for and successfully launch their new cannabis business.

Operational Excellence and Advisory Services:

Helping clients grow their business through the provision of advice based on our industry leading experience. Whether you’re new to cannabis or already operating a successful business, we can help you avoid common mistakes and optimize every aspect of your operation.

Reach out today to begin your journey.


Shawn Phillips


It's More Than
Just Money

Partnering with Strainwise means more than just capital. Strainwise provides comprehensive financial solutions and ongoing leadership for young and growing cannabis ventures. We are comprised of industry veterans and sophisticated investors who are dedicated to the success of this industry. By utilizing a host of services and financial strategies, we develop bespoke solutions that are specific to your needs and challenges the start.

The Stats:

  • Development of over $100mm of capital over the past decade
  • Responsible for over 20 mergers and acquisitions
  • Expertise in Public and Private markets
  • Domestic and international partners
  • Combined team that has experience in both capital markets and cannabis

The Services:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Advisory Services
  • Capital Development
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Financial Planning

Inquire today about how we can help empower you.

Investor Relations >


Matt Willer


Our Dispensary
Or Yours?

As consultants to the world's first recreational license holder, we can rightfully claim to have more experience operating dispensaries and cultivation facilities than almost anyone. Whether you'd like to become a member of the Strainwise family, or tap into our wealth of knowledge and expertise to help create or streamline your own operations; Strainwise can help you plan, build, operate and maintain a thriving cannabis business.

The Stats:

  • Compelling brand strategy development
  • Cutting edge traditional and digital marketing strategies
  • Over 20 million in overall cannabis sales
  • Over 50,000 customers annually
  • Upscale, welcoming retail environments
  • Proven and repeatable systems based operations
  • Successful track record in established medical and recreational markets
  • Ongoing community involvement and outreach
  • Full brand licensing growth system available

Reach out today to see how we can work together.


Shawn Phillips

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