Denver University Class Teaches Students How to Pitch Marijuana Businesses | Westword

Cannabis continues to gain influence, not only in new business ventures, but in college education, too. Just take a peak inside professor Paul Seaborn’s Business of Marijuana course, where students at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver took part in a potrepreneur pitch competition June 4.

Five teams of undergraduate and graduate DU students proposed new business ideas to a panel of cannabis industry judges including Julie Berliner, founder and CEO of edible company Sweet Grass Kitchen; Mark Grindeland, CEO and co-founder of Coda Signature edibles; and Carter Davidson, an executive at Vangst recruiting and staffing.

“From the time I joined DU in 2011, I just saw more and more interesting things taking place that were of interest to students. I had more and more students asking me, because of my business-government background, about the [cannabis] industry and wanting to do

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