Holistic Industries— our ambition is to be the best place to Work, Shop, and Invest in the cannabis industry
Josh Genderson launched Holistic in 2011 when he was the first to bring CBD to D.C., alleviating the suffering of children with severe epilepsy. Holistic has rapidly grown to become one of the largest, privately held, vertically integrated, multistate operators in cannabis.
The Best Place to Work
Holistic believes that if they fill their growing company with cannabis advocates who are expert at their discipline, the products, customers, and commercial success will continue to flourish. The company is comprised of a dream team of experts and 300+ staff— in cultivation, research, extraction, legal, sales, marketing, patient outreach, security, and importantly, leaders in the retail experience.
The Best Place to Shop
Josh, as a 4th generation wine and spirits retailer (Schneider’s of Capitol Hill/cellar.com), understands the value of an over-the-top “hugs vs haggling” customer experience. Liberty Cannabis, as Holistic dispensaries are known, are beautiful GAP-executive designed retail spaces, such as the flagship in Rockville, MD and in cities such as Washington DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to name a few.
The Best Place to Invest
Holistic Industries has expanded dramatically and organically over the past few years. The independently validated $550M in estimated company value continues to grow based on the company’s ability to win licenses, scale operations, nurture a warm culture, and introduce national brands
Josh is the CEO of Holistic Industries, possibly the largest private MSO in the U.S. Since starting the company in 2011, Josh has grown Holistic into a national medical and consumer goods company, a cultivation and extraction network, and a retail dispensary chain. Josh launched Holistic based on the expertise he gained serving as President of Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, the Gendersons’ third-generation, family-owned liquor store that is a staple of Washington, D.C. He worked alongside his father, Richard Genderson, and played an instrumental role in the company’s growth. With Josh’s leadership and vision, he grew Schneider’s into a massive importing and distribution company online and through retail.
Prior to Schneider’s, Josh was working for a music promotion and venue company, and taking classes to learn about wine. His wine education, from learning about agriculture and cultivation to mass production and distribution, along with his passion for giving customers a truly amazing experience, has propelled him into the position he’s in today.
Josh is also a civic leader and generous contributor to charitable causes. He belongs to the Young Presidents Organization, and serves as a Board Member of Hearts Delight, a subsidiary of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.