Guided by the light to growth and prosperity.
The Foundation - TweedLeaf
North Star Holdings Medical Dispensary & Adult-Use Retail locations are driven to assure that patients and customers are given first class treatment whenever they visit our dispensary. Through our dispensary brand TweedLeaf, we strive to provide top-quality, effective, and affordable cannabis flower, Cannabis oils, wax, shatter, and infused edible for both the medical and adult-use markets.
In 2013 our Founder and CEO, John Kaweske, teamed up with Dr. Malik Hasan to build a cultivation and dispensary facility in Pueblo, Colorado. This facility was over 100,000 square feet. At the time, it was one of the largest cannabis facilities in the nation. In 2015, after completing this project, Mr. Kaweske took over a 1,200 square feet medical marijuana center built in a converted house and a 10,000 cultivation premise in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Thus the first TweedLeaf dispensary and cultivation facility were founded.
The first TweedLeaf Dispensary
Located in the heart of Old Town Colorado Springs, the first TweedLeaf dispensary opened in a remodeled house on Colorado Avenue. From this first location, TweedLeaf was launched in 2015.
The Flagship Location & Adult-Use Addition
The second TweedLeaf location in Colorado Springs, Colorado opened in the Fall of 2016 as our flagship Medical Marijuana Center. This location paved the way for the company to establish a new medical center where we could build a strong patient base that will fuel our growth and expansion. One year later, in the summer of 2017, the company acquired a large greenhouse cultivation, manufacturing lab, and retail dispensary business in Trinidad, Colorado. Once again, this location propelled to new heights, giving the company expanded cultivation capacity, adding an Adult-Use retail location, and allowing us to extract cannabis oil for concentrates, edibles, and topicals.
TweedLeaf #2 is located in northeast Colorado Springs of North Academy Boulevard. Nickname "Academy" this TweedLeaf is housed in a converted bank building, complete with a drive-thru window and a vault!
Head to the southern most tip of Colorado and there you'll find the 3rd TweedLeaf located in the historic town of Trinidad, Colorado. Paying tribute to Trinidad's western roots, this TweedLeaf is nicknamed "Wild West" with an interior designed to pay an homage to the pioneers, bandits, and lawmen that rode through Trinidad.
Denver Metro Area Expansion
In 2018, the company was awarded a dispensary license by Adams County, beating out dozens of applicants for a rare, newly issued adult-use dispensary within the county. The company immediately got to work locating a suitable site. This time, Tweedleaf secured a dilapidated building that once housed an automotive repair shop. After 12-months of remodeling and construction, TweedLeaf's 4th location, and the first in the Denver Metro area, was opened on Federal Boulevard.
From a rundown automotive shop to a brand new dispensary, TweedLeaf has turned a neighborhood eyesore to a beautiful retail location in Adams County.
Acquisition & Multi-State Expansion
The company formed North Star Holdings in 2018 to accelerate the acquisition of new licenses, distressed cannabis businesses, and to use as a fundraising entity to acquire more assets in Colorado and expand operations in multiple states. Since forming North Star, the company has acquired 11 dispensaries and added 7 cultivation locations. In addition, the company entered the Las Vegas, Nevada, and California markets, securing a cultivation license in Las Vegas, and numerous joint-venture agreements in California.
Dispensary Acquisition & Expansion
Central City, CO
Co Springs, CO
Co Springs, CO
Desert Springs, CA