Being your own boss is a dream for a lot of people, and some risk-taking entrepreneurs are turning that dream into reality in the rapidly-evolving legal cannabis space.

Andrew Mieure, owner of Denver-based Top Shelf Budtending, admits that his business – providing certified budtenders for private events – began with an unsustainable business model.

He says that around one-fourth of the 50 or so events he’s worked so far this year were done for free. “I know this sounds crazy in the business world but in 2016, the first year of my biz, I would venture to say 90-to-95 percent of the events I did were pro bono and no charge to whomever I was throwing it for,” he tells Blunt Network.

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