Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national company focused on cannabis cultivation, dispensary operations, and packaged cannabis products, has announced that best-selling author Wes Moore would be joining its board of directors.
“I’m thrilled to join GTI’s board and help empower its efforts to revitalize neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the failed war on drugs,” said Moore in a statement. “As a veteran, I applaud GTI’s efforts to expand access to medical marijuana for those who have found relief from PTSD, chronic pain and other conditions via cannabis’ medicinal benefits. I’m also impressed with the company’s entrepreneurial success story and look forward to being a part of the team that leads the company’s strategic growth going forward.”
Moore is a former combat veteran, an outspoken advocate for U.S. military veterans, and a Rhodes Scholar with degrees from Oxford University and John Hopkins University. He is most famously known for his books “The Other Wes Moore” and “The Work,” both of which made it the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, as well as the host of the PBS series “Coming Back with Wes Moore.” Currently, Moore serves as the CEO of New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood. Prior to his current position, Moore also served on Robin Hood’s Veterans Advisory Committee, where he helped connect veteran families living in poverty with government and non-profits resources.
“Wes is an ideal addition to the GTI board as we look to further the company’s positive impact on the communities we serve, many of which have lost lives and economic opportunities due to mass incarceration for non-violent drug-related convictions, in some cases resulting in generational poverty,” commented GTI CEO Pete Kadens.
GTI Starts Trading on OTCQX
Over the last several months, GTI has been rapidly expanding its national footprint; acquiring multiple medical cannabis licenses in Ohio and becoming listed on both the CSE. Earlier this month, the company also announced that it would begin trading on the OTCQX market under the symbol GTBIF, effective on July 9, 2018.