One of the very first legal marijuana businesses in Denver has sold its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing licenses to a company tied to a legend in the marijuana community: Willie Nelson.
Denver Relief, co-founded by entrepreneurs Ean Seeb, Kayvan Khalatbari, and Nick Hice, dates back to 2009. The company sold its assets to CMH Brands, which processes marijuana into products for the country music star's recently launched pot business Willie's Reserve, The Cannabist reports. The sale price was not disclosed.
"It feels good because there are so many shared values between the two organizations," Seeb told The Cannabist. "Although the ownership is passing along, the mission and the vision of what we were trying to accomplish within Denver Relief is synonymous with what CMH Brands and Willie Nelson are attempting to accomplish."