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WeedWeek’s People Mover, 10/4/20

By Alex Halperin Oct 4, 2020
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Alex Halperin is the founder, editor and publisher of WeedWeek. Before he started covering marijuana legalization in 2014 he reported on topics such as fracking, health care, technology a...
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Alex Halperin is the founder, editor and publisher of WeedWeek. Before he started covering marijuana legalization in 2014 he reported on topics such as fracking, health care, technology and finance. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, Fast Company, Quartz, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, The New Yorker and many other publications. His first book, The Cannabis Dictionary, was published in March. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Welcome to WeedWeek’s People Mover, a space to chronicle hirings, departures, promotions and other key personnel changes in the cannabis world.

Email hello@weedweek.net with the subject line People Mover to submit an item. Entries are due by noon, PT on Fridays.

This week:

  • Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz resigned as a senior advisor from Canadian player Aurora Cannabis.
  • Cannatech company Flowhub named former Glassdoor executive Stephanie Jenkins SVP of sales.
  • Colorado-based Schwazze named Nirup Krishnamurthy Chief Operating Officer. He previously served as Chief Information Officer at United Airlines.
  • The province-owned Ontario Cannabis Store named retail exec Thomas Haig as its interim president.
  • Green Growth Brands announced the resignation of interim CEO Randy Whitaker. His replacement has not been named.
  • Indoor agricultural hardware and software company Agrify named Richard Stamm General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He was previously general counsel at Ocean Spray Cranberries.
  • Cybin, a company developing pharmaceuticals derived from psychedelics, named Doug Drysdale CEO. He’d previously held leadership roles at several pharmaceutical companies.
  • Steven Ernest, formerly of Viridian Capital Advisors, is part of the launch team at Sharp Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank for cannabis companies. It’s a sister company to Livingstone Partners.
  • PR firm Grasslands named Angela Zott as Public Relations Manager, Mackenzie Meter as Marketing Specialist and Copywriter, Lindsey Clarke as Publicist and Erin Curry as Project Coordinator.  
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