Speier, Brien: Talking about the marijuana industry, safety and education

Marijuana Educational
Kevin Speier and Matthew Brien

We feel that maintaining the ideals, values, safety, and image of the community is our responsibility as business owners in the marijuana industry. We take it very seriously and want to provide a positive source of support to the community and state. We aim to help Grand County maintain a positive image and for it to be a safe place for children, tourists, and residence alike, through community outreach, education, and collaboration with organizations currently supporting the needs of the community. Spreading education about the industry is a focal point of our business and the aim of this monthly column.

Each month we will write about different educational topics related to the medical and recreational marijuana industry as determined through our collaborative efforts with The Grand County Rural Health Network.

We will focus on things like safe use, reducing and preventing underage consumption, regulations within the industry, and methodology to assess intoxication levels when marijuana products are consumed. We also aim to spread awareness of the safety and benefits of the white market vs the black market, how the industry gives back, and a number of further educational topics that will be determined with leaders of current non-profit organizations operating in Grand County.

Kevin has worked in the marijuana industry since 2008, when the medical marijuana industry began to create its first foothold. He moved to the state in 2005 to be a part of Colorado and to enjoy all the positive lifestyles that the state provides its residents. Kevin graduated from The University of Colorado in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in science, and plans to continue to be a contributing citizen and business owner in the state and in the communities in which he resides, works, and plays.

Matt moved to Steamboat Springs in 2011 just a few weeks after graduating from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management. He grew up in West Chester, Pa. and after college the desire for something new and different as well as a passion for the outdoors and snowboarding brought him to Colorado. The discovery of whitewater raft guiding and love of being surrounded by sheer beauty were the contributing factors that kept Matt here for good. His family, friends, community, and our natural resources and recreational areas are the most important things in his life and he is extremely passionate about them.

Kevin Speier and Matthew Brien own MMK Limited in Grand County. Look for their column every month in the Sky-Hi News

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