Industry Blazers is a periodic Q&A that spotlights Arizona’s talented medical marijuana professionals who influence and grow the industry. Brought to you by a collaboration between AZmarijuana.com and Proven Media. Do you know someone that is an Industry Blazer in Arizona? If so, email us their name and contact info.
Colton Dukat | Co-founder of Phoenician Engineering
I co-founded Phoenician Engineering, LLC in 2014 with my brother Dane Dukat. Dane and I have been awarded 10 patents and currently sell our product line in over 14 countries. We have been fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment as well as industry professionals in various collaborations and joint ventures. Most importantly, we feel Phoenician represents the metaphorical rebirth of public perception and professionalism when it comes to ancillary product quality and efficacy.
What is your favorite cannabis product, strain or flavor?
I really respect the glass blowing community. I’ve always been fascinated by that art and I really appreciate what it contributes to the industry and community at large.
Tell us your favorite thing about being a part of the cannabis business community?
I enjoy helping people when I am able and watching people grow professionally and personally. This industry has forged many great relationships for me that I consider very special.
What is your favorite cannabis event and why?
Champs Trade Shows. I’ve been fortunate to travel the country attending these shows and seeing new people, places and products. I love this show in particular because it was the first one I ever attended so it always has a special place in my heart.
What motivates you to work hard?
My daughter… this is all for her.
What do you value most in friendship?
Honesty. True friends will grieve with you in your pain and celebrate with you in your successes. Know the difference and keep your circle small.
If you had 24 hours to spend with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Hunter S. Thompson. Gonzo journalist and human being that I’d love to have a conversation with about life. I find his writing style fascinating and his exploits interesting to say the least.
What are you most proud of?
The relationship I have with my daughter. I think relationships are among the most important aspect of life.
What is your favorite motto to live by?
Life is a gift – treat it as such.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Winners don’t make excuses… losers do. Win.
What’s a goal you hope to complete by the end of this year?
Spend 20 minutes a day for the entire year on my Spanish language app.
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