We’re building a scalable business concept transforming cannabis sector opportunities through the application of professional management and targeted investment to achieve sustainable growth and revenues. 

Our flagship acquisition includes a state-of-the-art facility in Seattle, Washington; home to 17,000 sq. ft. of revenue-generating processing, manufacturing and distribution services.

Our Vision

We are passionate professionals hyper-focused on leveraging the demand for new and innovative wellness products. By developing and implementing industry-leading organization-wide methodologies for cannabis production, processing and extractions we aim to provide the means to meet the needs of this high growth sector.

Our team includes professionals who were some of the very first operators to recognize the need to voluntarily work with local laboratories to help create rigorous quality control standards.

Advanced and uniform processing, extraction and quality control initiatives equates to superior wellness-oriented products for our consumers.

As doctors, scientists, researchers, farmers, growers, teachers, educators, financiers and advocates, we’re proud of how far our country has come in cannabis legalization.

Our aim is to spur the development of safe, high quality cannabis products and derivatives for the millions of North Americans who want products to suit their lifestyle.

Our Mission

To build the most efficient, productive and sustainable business model able to meet the needs of the growing and evolving national cannabis sector. We will do this through the application of best practices in every area. Through transparent, honest business dealings, and by ensuring the provision of high-quality cannabis products for the domestic market. NLV will invest in how we can make a difference across the sector. We intend to lead the way in standardized testing and quality control methods and advocate for sustainability and make every effort to create awareness for industry-wide adoption of best practices and continuous process improvements.

Our Goal

To build shareholder value through the development of an effective growth-focused organization dedicated to the development of safe, high quality cannabis products and derivatives designed to meet the wellness demands of millions of North American consumers.

NLV Seeks New Opportunities

The evolving Cannabis landscape offers numerous opportunities through the application of proven business principals leveraging the aggregation of a diverse offering of mature brands, products, licenses, resources and talent.

Mutual interest propels vertical market entry

NLV may elect to offer participation through developmental expertise and access to capital as part of a strategic plan to combine diverse operations into a strategically integrated MSO (Multi-State Operation).


New Leaf Ventures intends to rapidly spur growth at New Leaf USA through the rapid execution of its strategic plan as a demonstration to potential future brand partners the importance and inherent power of the HOB model and tangible benefits for adoption and participation in the NLV multi-state operational concept.

The House of Brands Model

Introducing sound business principals, market research and financial governance to develop an integrated network based on the proven HOB (“House of Brands”) development approach.

(Sole focus on a single, well-known and consistent brand), The HOB concept is designed as a home to numerous brands, each independent of one another, and each with its own audience, marketing, look and feel under the parent umbrella and shared financial oversight.

Benefits include unified vision & goals combined with shared marketing and management costs & unified revenue targets.

Branded House
Branded House Endorsed
House of Brands
Free Standing (Current)
House of Brands
Hybrid (Proposed)

Aggregates and supports proven, mature, and diverse cannabis operations into a unified, vertically integrated management structure.

Provides strategic, structured financing opportunities to undercapitalized operators.

Our Team

Dean Medwid
CEO & Director, New Leaf Ventures Inc.
Mr. Medwid is a dynamic senior operation executive with more than 30 years of experience in both public and private markets with a focus on scalable process engineering, brand development and strategic partnerships. He has been recognized with numerous business awards and accolades, including Profit 100’s Top 100 in Canada five years in a row while a partner in Seattle’s Best Coffee Canada, and was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. Mr. Medwid has a demonstrated history of increasing corporate performance through the management of process design, customer relationships and strategic planning along with a focused initiative of data-driven change management. Mr. Medwid utilized these skills to help lead Altrom, a division of a large public company. He recently launched Fourth Dimension Bio-tech, a supplements company focused on manufacturing consumer products utilizing specific cannabis generated isolates to support daily health regimes.
Terence Lee
CFO, New Leaf Ventures Inc.
Mr. Lee is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 7 years of finance experience. While articling with BDO Canada, Mr. Lee managed assurance engagements for publicly traded companies operating within the cannabis, natural resource, technology, and real estate industries. He has considerable experience in financial reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Post-articling, Mr. Lee has worked in financial planning and analysis for a subsidiary of a major Canadian cannabis company, as well as for a publicly traded asset management solutions company. Mr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and subsequently obtained a Diploma of Accounting from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
Dax Colwell
CEO & Co-Founder, New Leaf USA
Mr. Colwell created Dama LLC, a medical cannabis concentrate company, which he subsequently merged with New Leaf Botanicals in the development of brands ultimately acquired by New Leaf USA.. Mr. Colwell brings extensive business, product development, sales, and marketing experience in the Cannabis sector. He earned extensive corporate development, sales, and manufacturing experience as the founder of Compression Technologies and TR Manufacturing, two composite manufacturing facilities based in Bellevue, Washington. He previously owned and operated a regional construction company for 10 years.
Jason Garnett
Director & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Mr. Garnett is a serial entrepreneur and corporate executive with many years of experience founding and leading consumer packaged goods and beverage companies in Canada and the United States, including Seattle’s Best Coffee Canada (acquired by Starbucks Corp. in 2007), e-grocery platform (operated by Freshlocal Solutions Inc.) and premium craft licensed producer Experion Biotechnologies Inc. (acquired by TSX-listed The Valens Company Inc. in 2021). Over his nearly 30-year career, he has been recognized with numerous business awards and accolades, including Profit 100’s Top 100 in Canada five years in a row, BC Business Top 30 Under 30 and Top 40 Under 40, as well as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Garnett currently serves as CEO and a director of CSE-listed Xebra Brands Ltd.
Daryn Gordon, CPA CA
Director, New Leaf Ventures Inc.
Mr. Gordon has been a Chartered Professional Accountant for over 15 years. Since 2010 has been operating an accounting firm that practices tax compliance and assists public companies with regulatory filings in diverse sectors such as oil and gas, mining and manufacturing. Mr. Gordon has over 20 years of experience with domestic stock exchange listings and advisory support to board and management teams. Mr. Gordon currently services as Chief Financial Officer of Alpha Copper Corp. and Canamera Energy Metals Corp., both of which are publicly listed companies. Mr. Gordon has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Lethbridge.
Ryan Arthur
Director & Corp. Secretary, New Leaf Ventures Inc.
Mr. Arthur is currently the President of CR7 Investments Inc., which actively identifies prospective ventures for strategic investment, and technical partnerships, fostering their growth and prosperity. With a rich and diverse background encompassing retail, mining, Cannabis, industrial, and technology sectors, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Demonstrating his prowess in capital markets, Mr. Arthur has been instrumental in raising capital for numerous public companies. Additionally, his leadership extends to directorial positions at Nova Lithium Corp. and ISM Resources Corp. since 2021.
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