Both had been growing marijuana for years, accruing a collective 3 decades of growing experience by the time they started growing hemp. Their transition to hemp cultivation came shortly after they visited the Cannabis Cup in 2013 to get some exposure for Owl House Pottery and Grasshopper Pipes, the other businesses they were running at the time. There was a lot of buzz surrounding CBD so it piqued their interest, however; there was very limited information available pertaining to CBD back then. The only way to explore the benefits of CBD was to experiment and try to develop the best CBD-dominant hemp genetics that they could.
Brian and Justin leapt at the opportunity to do so and were amazed by what they found. Using shatter (a concentrated extract) that they made from their first hemp harvest, Brian was able to alleviate his excruciating back pain. Justin tried some of the shatter for anxiety shortly thereafter. He, too, was floored by the results he got. From there they started giving it to friends and relatives with various ailments in hopes that it might help them. Unsurprisingly, those folks experienced incredible symptom relief as well.
At this point, they realized that they needed to get this out to the public so everyone could benefit from it. A friendly neighbor of theirs, Connie, offered to let them use her property to grow on, so they just needed the finances at that point. Taking a huge leap of faith, they sold all of the pottery equipment they owned in order to buy soil and soil amendments and begin the journey of 4 Corners Cannabis in ernest.
Every week was a 100 hour work week for several years. Those hours were spent between a tiny garage, an even smaller kitchen, and long days doing manual labor in the field. When customers would call saying that they had run out of CBD oil, the pair would pull an all-nighter to make sure they could send those people fresh products first thing the next morning. The business grew immensely over the course of those few years, so in the summer of 2015 they decided to hire on a Fort Lewis grad by the name of Jimmy Haberer. He was brought on to help Brian and Justin with greenhouse construction, but with the rapid growth of the business he quickly found himself working as tenaciously as his employers. As a matter of fact, Jimmy is now one of the owners!
Each year profits were put back into the business to accommodate the growing needs of a growing customer base, streamline operations, and maintain that steadfast dedication to making the best organic seed-to-bottle CBD oil on the market.
4 Corners Cannabis, and the world itself, suffered a devastating tragedy last year. We lost the positive, fun, happy-go-lucky Brian Jasiewicz in May of 2018. He left us far too soon at the age of 36. He was a visionary who cared deeply for people he hardly knew and worked tirelessly to give them life-changing products. We still have customers from all over the nation who call in and tell us about how he touched their lives, how he spent hours on the phone with them to hear about their trials and tribulations, how he added a touch of humanity to their day. He even had the notion to grow a vegetable garden to feed all of our employees at no cost to them. Brian was truly a salt of the Earth man who would have given you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Fortunately, he’s left behind a legacy in 4 Corners Cannabis and all of the hard work he put in can still benefit people now and for years to come. It’s up to us to continue his hard work now and ensure that the company is always something that he would take pride in.
Because of all the sacrifices made by our founders, we now have a flourishing business. We’re planting larger and larger crops every year, we have a state-of-the-art extraction facility right here in Durango, Colorado and our talented team has grown from just two people to ten. It’s a creative and eclectic work environment in which everyone is continually striving to improve the many facets of the business and make 4 Corners Cannabis the best CBD company that it can be.