SOURCE: The Cannabist

O.pen VAPE and Colorado Harvest Company made the donation together, making them the largest private donors to the outdoor amphitheater

Denver’s new Levitt Pavilion isn’t just a sparkling crown jewel in the Mile High City’s music scene.

When the 17,000-person outdoor amphitheater opens for its inaugural concert Thursday night, it will also mark a meaningful milestone for the marijuana industry: two cannabis companies are the largest corporate sponsors.

The $7 million facility was funded by a unique public-private-nonprofit partnership that allowed cannabis companies Colorado Harvest Company and O.pen VAPE to donate $125,000 each to the project.

The companies, which have common ownership, made the donations as part of a commitment to give back to the people and customers that voted to for legal cannabis, said Tim Cullen, CEO of Colorado Harvest Company, which produces and sells naturally-grown medical and adult-use cannabis.

“We want our neighbors to know we are saying thank you, just like we promised,” he said in a statement.