Josh Stanley is a pioneer of the Colorado medical marijuana industry. Josh Stanley founded Citiva Medical with , the first true medical marijuana clinic in Colorado. Josh founded the medical clinic after he found relief himself in medical cannabis. His story is powerful. One of his favorite hobbies is hang gliding. As he says, he was really good at flying it, but not very good at landing it. That led to back surgeries, which led to the use of opiate-based painkillers.
Like many Americans, he became addicted to the painkillers. During what he calls 'a very dark time in his life,' Josh Stanley was given a medical cannabis tincture. He says that experience changed his life. He was able to kick the painkillers, and was inspired to help others due the same. That's why he founded Citivia. Below is a video of him recalling his experience, along with why him and Chief Medical Officer Jack D'Angelo, MD. are fighting to bring safe access to New York:
I really like Josh's story. It's full of struggle, compassion, triumph, and business success. Josh has expanded his company to over 100 employees, and if he can get licensed in New York, he will expand his company to over 350 employees. Josh has a story that all aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs can relate to, and people can learn a lot from him. He will be one of many speakers featured at the 2015 Spring Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Chicago, hosted by Marijuana Business Daily. I will be there, and I can't wait to hear him speak, and hopefully shake his hand. Click on the banner below to find out more about the event: