New Members will collaborate and contribute to development of  Responsible Cannabis Framework

SAINT JOHN, NB , Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – Momentum continues to build for the establishment of a Responsible Cannabis Framework as eight more organizations join the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), in its newly opened Member category.

The GCP welcomes Cannabis OneFive Inc., Emblem Corp., Grant Thornton LLP Canada, HEXO Corp., Maricann Group Inc., Organigram Inc., Sundial Growers Inc. and Zenabis as its newest Members.

“We expect membership to expand as more and more stakeholders recognize the necessity of social responsibility policies and programs and want to be at the table to collaborate,” says Kim Wilson , Executive Director of the GCP. “Adding more members to the Partnership will provide further insight, expertise and knowledge sharing as we set standards and guidelines for compliance and best practices that will make a real difference.”

The Member category – open to government agencies, licensed producers, national associations, industry partners and community groups from the global cannabis industry –  broadens participation in the GCP beyond the cohort of Founding Members.

The Partnership is under the executive direction of CSR expert Kim Wilson , whose appointment was announced on September 5 . The GCP is the first of its kind in the growing global cannabis industry and mirrors successful initiatives in many other industry sectors, such as alcohol, gaming, pharmaceuticals, forestry and others. Not an advocacy or lobby group, the GCP is a partnership of like-minded organizations who want to raise the bar with respect to social responsibility for the cannabis industry.

Founding Members of the GCP were announced on June 12, 2018 at the World Cannabis Congress and represent a cross-section of organizations that play – or will play – a role in the legal, adult-use recreational cannabis supply chain. A full list of Founding Members and Members can be found at globalcannabispartnership.com.

For information about joining the Partnership, contact Kim Wilson , Executive Director of the GCP at 506.646.9960 or kim@revolutionstrategy.com.

About the Global Cannabis Partnership:
Founded by Revolution Strategy, the Global Cannabis Partnership is a collaboration of leaders in the government-sanctioned, adult-use recreational cannabis industry. With representation from government, private-sector and affiliate organizations, the GCP is creating an international standard for the safe and responsible production, distribution and consumption of legal recreational cannabis. One of its first activities will be to create a Responsible Cannabis Framework, to shape the face of social responsibility in the recreational cannabis industry. For more information, visit globalcannabispartnership.com.