November 2016 – The Dream Begins
June 2017 – A Business Plan Comes to Life
In order to make the dream into a reality, a business plan was formulated in order to bring in other talent.
2018 – Registered LLC and Branding
Settling on a name was difficult. RiverRun Gardens became a registered LLC and the original logo was quickly thrown together.
Spring 2018 – First Go Around
RiverRun Gardens spent months working with the City of Newburyport on zoning for recreational cannabis. In July of 2018, RiverRun went in front of the Planning Board in order to obtain a Special Permit from the City to operate. While it was not achieved in the first meeting, RiverRun eventually gained the right to operate.
Teaching What We’ve Learned
After a year an a half on the front lines, Ed started to get invited to teach others on how to enter the legal cannabis market.
September 2018 – Activism
RiverRun has been thrust into the activism role for small businesses in the cannabis sector. Speaking at the Freedom Rally, he encouraged everybody in attendance to do one thing to end the stigma against cannabis.
Meeting of the Minds
Fall of 2018, Ed and Irie finally meet and discuss many ideas that would eventually lead to joining forces.
Fighting for those without a voice
RiverRun has always been on the side of the victims of the war on drugs. Having appeared many times in protest whenever Big Marijuana sought attention
As RiverRun’s presence grew, the team was invited on numerous radio and tv programs. People started writing about the Ed’s and the movement behind them…
Two years of stomping the pavement landed Ed a position to interview VIP’s at the 2019 NECANN Event.
Awards and Considerations
Ed and RiverRun have been nominated for several awards in the cannabis space. In 2019 he was the recipient of the KOP Warrior Award
After hosting a large rally on the State House steps, Ed was featured in a National piece that PBS filmed named
…And they listened
In just one years time, Ed spoke in front of THOUSANDS at the 2019 Freedom Rally as a headline speaker. He decided to give half his time to a woman looking to follow her dream of owning a dispensary in the Cannabis sector
After three years of dreaming, stomping the pavement and sacrificing, RiverRun Gardens obtained their provisional license from the Cannabis Control Commission