The Award Winning Author Anthony Frischknecht
In 2005, Anthony got his start in the medical marijuana industry in Fort Collins, Colorado by founding a small marijuana caregiving business called Highway to Healing. By the time he was 35, he had two dispensaries with sales of $6.5MM annually, including two indoor grow facilities, with a combined 20,000 square feet of production in Denver, Colorado. All four locations consisted of 19 city and state licenses. Anthony then joined a group of five industry leaders and started a successful cannabis brand O.penvape in late 2012. The maker of vaping products and edibles posted a top-line sales of $100 million in 2016 and sells a product every nine seconds. Its busy lab creates over 1 million grams of concentrated cannabis oil a year and it buys 10 tons of marijuana a year. Organa Brands is the only cannabis company with products on the market in 10 states, including at 1,200 dispensaries. Anthony has subsequently moved on from Organa Band company’s and is following other ventures.
Anthony holds multiple patents in several different countries for a “vertical grow” system manufactured by Ideal Harvest, one of his latest ventures. “My favorite part of the cannabis industry,” says Anthony, “is watching how fast it is evolving. It is becoming a legitimate and viable industry that is fast converting skeptics to supporters.” It should come as no surprise that he continues to create cutting edge products by way of his many innovative businesses and partnerships. His latest invention, a personal use home extraction machine from Essential Extraction Corp., is sure to revolutionize the way consumers receive their cannabis oil. “I’m always thinking five steps ahead of the competition,” he adds, “and I’m excited about nationwide legalization. We will see it very soon!”