Grassroots

Josh was one of four Founders of Grassroots Cannabis (GR Companies, Inc.) a Chicago-based multi-state cannabis company that was founded in 2014 with a sale exit of the company in July 2020 for approximately $850.0 million.   

 

Starting with three successful dispensary license applications in Illinois, Josh and his partners built Grassroots to the largest privately-held cannabis company in the United States and the 5th largest cannabis company including all the publicly traded cannabis companies up until the company’s sale. Grassroots was sold to Curaleaf, the world’s largest cannabis company. Josh was instrumental in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and oversaw all real estate site selection, and municipal and governmental approvals for the company’s cultivation, processing and retail store footprints. 

 

Grassroots was in 12 states and had grown to over 1,100 employees. Upon exit, Big Plan Holdings is now focused on a myriad of cannabis and CBD related investment, branding, and licensing opportunities across all avenues in the respective industries.

For more information regarding the sale read press here from the Chicago Tribune. 

 

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Josh was one of four Founders of Grassroots Cannabis (GR Companies, Inc.) a Chicago-based multi-state cannabis company that was founded in 2014 with a sale exit of the company in July 2020 for approximately $850.0 million.   

 

Starting with three successful dispensary license applications in Illinois, Josh and his partners built Grassroots to the largest privately-held cannabis company in the United States and the 5th largest cannabis company including all the publicly traded cannabis companies up until the company’s sale. Grassroots was sold to Curaleaf, the world’s largest cannabis company. Josh was instrumental in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and oversaw all real estate site selection, and municipal and governmental approvals for the company’s cultivation, processing and retail store footprints. 

 

Grassroots was in 12 states and had grown to over 1,100 employees. Upon exit, Big Plan Holdings is now focused on a myriad of cannabis and CBD related investment, branding, and licensing opportunities across all avenues in the respective industries.

For more information regarding the sale read press here from the Chicago Tribune. 

 

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Silver Therapeutics of Maine

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Josh Joseph, one of the former Co-Founder’s of Grassroots Cannabis - which sold to Curaleaf in July 2020 - has officially reentered the cannabis industry.  While spending time the last year formalizing his Nashville-based family office, Big Plan Holdings, Joseph has spent considerable time investing and advising multiple cannabis and CBD companies across the country. 

 

Joseph, along with a partner, recently entered the Maine cannabis market with an investment made to Silver Therapeutics of Maine which includes three (3) dispensaries and one (1) grow and processing facility.  They anticipate the openings of the three (3) dispensaries in 2021 and are on the search for a state allowed fourth dispensary location.  He will take an active role in the Company including sitting on the Company’s Board, assisting in roll-up strategies, sourcing tuck-in acquisitions, and capital raising. 

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Silver Therapeutics of Maine

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Josh Joseph, one of the former Co-Founder’s of Grassroots Cannabis - which sold to Curaleaf in July 2020 - has officially reentered the cannabis industry.  While spending time the last year formalizing his Nashville-based family office, Big Plan Holdings, Joseph has spent considerable time investing and advising multiple cannabis and CBD companies across the country. 

 

Joseph, along with his partner, Michael Mook, recently entered the Maine cannabis market with an investment made to Silver Therapeutics of Maine which includes three (3) dispensaries and one (1) grow and processing facility.  They anticipate the openings of the three (3) dispensaries in 2021 and are on the search for a state allowed fourth dispensary location.  He will take an active role in the Company including sitting on the Company’s Board, assisting in roll-up strategies, sourcing tuck-in acquisitions, and capital raising. 

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Single Tenant Net Leased Cannabis Dispensary - Macomb, IL

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Plan Holdings acquired a single tenant long-term leased location to Windy City Cannabis in Macomb, Illinois.  The Macomb property is strategically situated in the downtown district of Macomb and within two miles from the campus of Western Illinois University.  Windy City Cannabis is a leading cannabis operator throughout the State of Illinois; therefore, the investment provides for an extremely healthy return on investment.  Big Plan Holdings' acquisition has continued their push in the cannabis space stemming from Josh Joseph’s time spent as a Co-Founder of Grassroots Cannabis which was sold to Cuarleaf in 2020.

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Ascend Wellness Holdings

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A wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Plan Holdings invested $6.0 million in the multi-state operating (MSO) cannabis company, Ascend Wellness Holdings.  Big Plan Holdings took this investment position in Ascend as the company simultaneously completed their initial public offering.  Ascend is a leading MSO and Big Plan Holding's investment opportunity was targeted through strong relationships, ability to perform in less than two weeks, and their deep understanding of the cannabis landscape across the United States.