High Hopes

potheroTim Beall came to the marijuana industry as an outsider, and that’s a good thing. The COO of the Denver-based company GrowCo, Beall is a greenhouse vegetable farmer by trade, which he believes gives his company an edge in Colorado’s year-old market for recreational marijuana. Colorado is flush with growers ready to explain what makes a dank bud quite so dank, but those ready to speak on greenhouse cooling systems are harder to come by. As he explains, “We looked at guys used to working in their closets or basements and said, ‘Hey, let’s help some of these indoor growers learn a different way to grow.’ ”