Many of us can likely recall at least one person in our lives who has inspired us to be better people—whether it was a family member, a teacher, a friend, a colleague or someone else. There is a good chance that person is or was a natural leader who inspired others, too; not by choosing to lead so they could be a leader, but just by being driven, strategic, supportive and empathetic to others and the world around them. Leadership, while a difficult quality to quantify, is usually easy to identify. We at Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Conference believe that leadership is especially important to recognize in a young industry still working to get its sea legs, as it is the people, the leaders in this industry who are driving it forward and helping to shape it for the better.
Cannabis is a challenging industry for so many reasons, and working in it day in, day out can try even the most passionate and steadfast among us. So it’s crucial to celebrate those who champion others, inspire their teams, make every day better just with their drive and perspective, and have a positive impact on the world around them. These individuals were nominated for this prestigious award by their peers, and they exemplify the leadership qualities needed to inspire and empower those around them and work toward the betterment of the entire industry, and Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Conference, and FOHSE congratulate them on this well-deserved award.