How Green Leaf Medical’s Philip Goldberg Works: Cannabis Workspace

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<![CDATA[Name: Philip GoldbergLocation: Frederick, Md.Title: CEO, Green Leaf MedicalOne word to describe your cultivation style: IntelligentIndoor, outdoor, greenhouse or a combination: IndoorCan you share a bit of your background and how you and your company got to the present day? Green Leaf Medical was formed in 2014 by myself and my brother, Kevin Goldberg. I had been running an advertising agency I started from the ground up in 1998 and Kevin was working at a law firm he founded shortly after graduating from Catholic University School of Law in 1995. After forming the company in 2014, we spent the next two years positioning Green Leaf to secure one of a limited number of licenses to cultivate medical cannabis in Maryland. In August of 2016, we were notified that our application had been approved and that we had received the highest score out of 146 applicants for cultivation. We then began the arduous task of raising capital to construct our 42,000-square-foot cultivation facility. We raised approximately $9 million through the sale of equity. The construction took 12 months and when it was completed, we had a state of the art, fully automated cultivation facility. We began cultivating in September 2017 and had our first harvest in January of 2018. At this point, we developed the gLeaf brand that is associated with all our products. The facility currently produces approximately 1,000 pounds of dry cannabis per month. From there, we acquired the first extraction and dispensary licenses issued in the state.While working to build our brand in Maryland, we submitted an application for one of the limited number of cannabis licenses being issued in Pennsylvania. We won a license in the South-Central region, where we had purchased the former Seaton Leather manufacturing facility. This facility had been the largest employer in the…

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