A pioneer in the legal cannabis industry, John Knapp is the founder of Colorado-based Good Meds and Bosm Labs, both award-winning medicinal-grade cannabis businesses. Mr. Knapp was also an advisor to PharmaCielo Ltd., a Colombia-based, internationally focused medicinal-grade cannabis extraction company.
Mr. Knapp founded Good Meds in October 2009, in which he continues to be involved and where he has proven that smart design can support higher yields from a smaller facility. Featured on the television news magazine “60 Minutes,” under Mr. Knapp’s direction the company evolved from a single-caregiver/wholesale operation to a thriving business with over 65 employees, designing and implementing seven commercial cultivation facilities in four years as well as a state-of-the-art extraction processing and analysis laboratory. The cultivation methods Mr. Knapp developed are geared towards production efficiency. Good Meds currently operates two dispensaries and a 90,000-square-foot cultivation facility in the Denver, Colorado cannabis market. In 2014 Good Meds’s cultivated Pure Power Plant was awarded first place in the best medical hybrid category at the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup.
As a consultant to Canada-founded and Colombia-based PharmaCielo Ltd., a cultivator and processor of cannabis into medicinal-grade extracts for export worldwide, Mr. Knapp assisted in the design of a state-of-the-art oil processing and cGMP facility that will be one of the largest cultivation and extraction projects in the world when completed in 2019. With Mr. Knapp’s advice, a strategy was developed utilizing Colombia’s natural environmental resources of rainwater and sunlight to produce cannabis in the most efficient and environmentally sustainable manner possible.
Mr. Knapp is also the founder of Colorado-based GMC & Associates, a cannabis consulting firm, and Gro|Quip, a gardening equipment distributor. An entrepreneur and expert in cannabis business, supply chain management and logistics, Mr. Knapp was previously the Senior Marijuana Design Engineer for Quantum 9 Consulting. He has consulted on over two-dozen cannabis projects globally.
A trained engineer, Mr. Knapp worked at Mansfield Oil Company as a fuel logistics analyst after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at Western Michigan University where his research paper, “Analysis of Forecasted Capacity Utilization Through a Simulated Environment of an Outpatient Pharmacy,” was awarded first place at the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Regional Conference.
Good Meds Dispensary: https://www.goodmeds.com/
Bosm Labs: www.bosmlabs.com