AJ “Hashman” Ashkar is one of those people you either love or you hate.
Regardless of how you feel about him (or because of the way you feel about him), he’s become somewhat of a fixture in the Denver cannabis scene. His extensive cannabis knowledge, business savvy, and polarizing personality have helped his company succeed in the challenging marijuana edibles market.
On the other hand, his trailblazing business style has also gotten him into a few not-so-private controversies with various government agencies, and his personal feuds with others in the industry often end up on the waves of social media.
Still, he’s built a following because of his vulnerability and he’s constantly “out there” connecting people and adding value to his tribe.
It’s hard to deny that AJ Hashman’s an industry instigator.
That’s why he’s the first in our interview series with cannabis industry insiders.