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Should you go into business with cannabis buds?

This week's People Moves powered by White Ash Group

Good morning.

We hope you had a great 4/20 yesterday and are appropriately relaxing this Sunday morning. 

And 4/20 came after a very busy week in cannabis.

From federal officials in DC using the high holiday to talk about cannabis reform — and even descheduling — to some pretty inventive 4/20 related food deals.

But, back to reality as you prepare for the week ahead. 

Enjoy this week’s People Moves powered by White Ash Group.

- Team Cultivated

Cannabis people moving up and moving in

  • Nancy Whiteman, the visionary co-founder of Wana Brands, announced she’s stepping down from her CEO role and that Joe Hodas, Wana’s current CMO, will succeed her in that position. 

  • Canopy Growth announced a series of financial and people moves last week, including to it’s Board of Directors, which now includes David Lazzarato, Willy Kruh, Theresa Yanofsky, Luc Mongeau, and David Klein, Canopy’s Chief Executive Officer.

  • The Hemp Beverage Alliance, announced its inaugural board of directors last week, including David Knight, the president and COO of Jones Soda, and Adam Terry, the CEO of CanTrip, among other notable execs.

  • Widely-respected cannabis journalist Andrew Ward announced he’s been named the Managing Editor of Cannabis & Tech Today

  • Joe de la Plante has been promoted to President at Meridian 125 W Cultivation Ltd.

  • Governor Youngkin in Virginia, fresh off vetoing adult-use cannabis legislation, announced a Elizabeth Schultz as a Special Advisor to the CEO of the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority.  Previously, Schultz was a senior official with the Department of Education in Virginia, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Going into business with buds

The cannabis industry needs to get away from building teams, and thus companies, based on chummy friendships and people you get along with and run into at conferences.

Just because you’ve shaken some hands doesn’t mean you deeply know the qualifications and abilities of a person and if they’re going to make a good hire/teammate.

They might make a great industry friend (which is awesome and makes this industry more enjoyable) but going to battle with someone is different.

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