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Canopy Growth Will Be Discussing Social Justice Initiatives In The Cannabis Industry

August 17, 2020 10:21 am
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Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with THE cannabis movers and shakers from across the globe during Benzinga’s Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference on August 18. Among the attendees is Canopy Growth.

The legal cannabis industry is on the rise. Some of this success due in part to cannabis being deemed essential during the pandemic. Yet, even though the cannabis industry is becoming more widely accepted, it is estimated that there are still 40,000 Americans incarcerated today for marijuana-related offenses.

One job of the cannabis industry to help drive social justice initiatives during a time where cannabis is legal in 33 states and has been deemed essential in more than 20 states.

One company that is working towards this initiative is Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC).

Canopy Growth is a diversified cannabis, hemp and cannabis device company, that offers distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms, as well as medical devices.

Chief Advocacy Officer at Canopy Growth Hilary Black will be speaking at Benzinga’s upcoming Cannabis Capital Conference to discuss various social equity initiatives, how they intersect with diversity and inclusion in Midwest markets, and the challenges on how these initiatives are defined and implemented. She will also be highlighting Canopy’s social justice activities with partners such as Cage-Free Cannabis and Expungement Week. National Expungement Week consists of a series of events across the U.S. that help to provide legal relief and expungement for the 77 million Americans with a criminal record. 
Black is responsible for driving patient advocacy efforts worldwide. She is in charge of executing the company’s social purpose strategy including social justice initiatives and co-leading the implementation of best practices for diversity & inclusion. Her career has taken her from “black market medical cannabis renegade” to the first female c-suite executive at one of the largest public cannabis companies. 
“For too long, the prohibition of cannabis has been a tool of oppression that disproportionately targets marginalized people,” said Black. “At Canopy Growth, we’re applying our human and financial resources toward reforming federal and state cannabis regulations, fighting unjust incarceration, clearing records and providing patients and veterans with access to this essential form of healthcare.” 
To learn more about Canopy Growth, you can sign up for the Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference by clicking here.

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