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Clever Leaves

About Clever Leaves


Clever Leaves is a multinational cannabis company with an emphasis on ecologically sustainable, large-scale cultivation and pharmaceutical-grade processing as the cornerstones of its global cannabis business. Founded in Colombia in 2016 by Andres Fajardo, Julian Wilches, and Gustavo Escobar, Clever Leaves merged in 2019 with Northern Swan, the company’s principal investor, and then named Kyle Detwiler as CEO. With operations and investments in the U.S., Canada, Colombia, Germany, and Portugal, Clever Leaves has created an effective distribution network and global footprint, with a foundation built upon capital efficiency and rapid growth. 

Clever Leaves commercializes crude cannabis oils, distillates, and isolates, as well as finished products through its business-to-business wholesaler platform called Clever Leaves 360. Its extraction facility is currently capable of extracting 2,400 kilograms of dried cannabis. Iqanna, the company’s pharmaceutical branch, is focused on research, cultivation, extraction, processing, and distribution of medicinal cannabis; and Clever Leaves manages three wellness and beauty consumer brands and has a portfolio of other cannabis companies in its investment platform.

Despite being headquartered in New York City, Clever Leaves is a company where nearly everything other aspect of business is based in Colombia. In 2021, that nation revised its export restrictions regarding marijuana/cannabis/hemp and related products, and with an ideal climate for the plant, permissive legislation, and low-cost production, financial analysts and market observers note that Colombia is well-positioned to grab a large slice of the global market share. According to the office of the president of Colombia, the global market for medicinal and industrial cannabis could be worth $62 billion by 2024.

Clever Leaves

489 Fifth Ave., 27th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 880-4382

Firm Stats

CEO: Kyle Detwiler
CFO: Hank Hague
President: Andres Fajardo
Employees (All Locations): 225

Major Office Locations

Bogota, Colombia
Frankfurt, Germany
Toronto, ON Canada
Lisbon, Portugal

Major Departments & Practices

Research & Development
Wholesale & Distribution