Bloomberg Law
Aug. 20, 2020, 11:01 AM

Cannabis Companies Tap Top Lawyers as CEOs Amid Legal Challenges

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

A pair of in-house lawyers with high hopes for legal cannabis products are moving up in the C-suite, while a longtime health and fitness industry legal chief has found a home in the legal weed space.

Leafly Holdings Inc., the world’s largest cannabis website, announced Tuesday its promotion of Yoko Miyashita to replace J. Timothy Leslie as CEO. Miyashita’s elevation came a week after Province Brands of Canada, an agricultural and beverage technology startup that claims to have created a way to make beer from any plant, including cannabis and hemp, promoted chief legal officer Jennifer Dianne Thomas to the ...

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