Jushi Holdings Inc. Appoints Two New Strategic Hires to Leadership Team

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 21, 2019 /CNW/ -- Jushi Holdings Inc. ("Jushi" or the "Company") (NEO: JUSH.B) (OTCQX: JUSHF), a globally-focused, multi-state cannabis and hemp operator, today announced the appointment of Ian Farrell as Vice President of Compliance and Pam Baxter as Vice President of Quality.  Mr. Farrell will leverage his background in law, finance, and business to ensure cross-departmental compliance through continuous communication, management of company policies, and guidance of legal requirements. Dr. Baxter will champion quality control and assurance across the entire manufacturing process, ensure all products adhere to the quality expected from an industry leader, and ensure that the manufacturing processes exceed all quality expectations. As part of the senior leadership team, Mr. Farrell will report directly to Matt Leeth and Tobi Lebowitz, Executive Vice Presidents of Legal Affairs, and Dr. Baxter will report directly to Ryan Cook, Executive Vice President of Operations.  

Mr. Farrell joins Jushi from Native Roots Cannabis Co. ("Native Roots"), a manufacturer and distributor of cannabis and hemp products, where he served as Director of Compliance. While at Native Roots, Mr. Farrell developed compliance training and conducted audits of processing, manufacturing, and retail and established standard operating procedures, guidelines, and communications.  During his tenure, he also rebranded an initiative to enhance compliance training, company expectations, and a rollout of a companywide compliance hotline for all employees that created a more hands-on approach to taking personal responsibility.

Dr. Baxter joins Jushi from Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc. ("Charlotte's Web"), a producer and distributor of whole-plant hemp CBD extract products, where she served as Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. While at Charlotte's Web, Pam developed, implemented and monitored the quality program for compliance to all necessary regulatory requirements. She created, implemented and maintained Standard Operating Procedures to ensure efficient, process-based operations and was an integral part of seeking out and achieving new certifications (ex. US Hemp Authority, NSF, NASC).

"I am pleased to welcome Ian and Pam to Jushi as integral members of the team. Both are joining us from within the cannabis industry, bringing extensive leadership experience in the space. We believe their insights will serve as valuable assets contributing to our progress and helping Jushi to execute on our global and hemp-derived CBD strategic initiatives," said Jim Cacioppo, CEO of Jushi. 

About Jushi Holdings Inc.
We are a globally focused cannabis and hemp company led by an industry leading management team. In the United States Jushi is focused on building a multi-state portfolio of branded cannabis and hemp-derived assets through opportunistic acquisitions, distressed workouts and competitive applications. Jushi strives to maximize shareholder value while delivering high quality products across all levels of the cannabis and hemp ecosystem. For more information please visit www.jushico.com or our social media channels, InstagramFacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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