PharmaCann won big, while GTI got shut out of downtown in a lottery with the jackpot of a lifetime for the marijuana industry.
PharmaCann and Cresco Labs, two of the largest cannabis companies, won big. Green Thumb Industries got shut out. Zach Zises, co-owner of Dispensary 33, wore his lucky tie and got the eighth of 31 picks.
Cresco won the first pick, and co-founder Joe Caltabiano chose one of just seven available slots downtown. “It’s where the people are and where the opportunity is,” Caltabiano said. “If I were opening a restaurant, I’d put it there.”