TILT Holdings Reinforces Commitment to Diversity Through Support of Herbology Group
By providing financial and operational support, the TILT Inclusion Program is empowering Herbology to lead through diversity and succeed in the growing cannabis industry
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TILT Holdings Inc. ("TILT" or the “Company”) (CSE: TILT) (OTC: SVVTF), a global technology and infrastructure company engaged in research, development, manufacturing and sale of a broad range of products for the cannabis industry, announced its continued commitment to foster diversity and equality through its support of Herbology Group, a member of the TILT Inclusion Program (“Program”). Through the program, TILT is empowering Herbology’s team, comprised of three female veterans, to become leaders in the cannabis space.
“As a female business leader, I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead a diverse team and be treated as an equal from colleagues that admire a woman’s unique business strengths and ability to grow a successful company,” said Jane Hawman, CEO at Herbology. “Working with the TILT team has been very fluid; never has our group been treated differently by gender or race. They have displayed trust in us and pushed us to the forefront of this industry. It’s empowering and we’re excited to see what we can do together next.” Herbology owns a vertical operation in Massachusetts with licenses to cultivate, process and dispense medical cannabis products.
Anna Gray, Herbology’s Equal Employment Officer (“EEO”) and first-generation Mexican-American veteran of the United States Air Force, is excited about Herbology’s future as a female-led institution. As the Hispanic Employment Special Emphasis Program Manager on the EEO/Diversity & Advisory Committee, Gray knows firsthand the successful impact that programs which foster diversity, like TILT’s, can have in budding industries.
“The diversity within our group has provided us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be leaders and have a voice in this emerging cannabis industry,” said Gray. “It’s known that a diverse workforce drives economic growth, and we are thrilled to play a part in bridging the current economic gap that has been negatively impacting minority communities throughout history.”
Through various levels of support ranging from application development to capital investment, the TILT Inclusion Program is enabling Herbology’s members to persevere in the cannabis industry and overcome preconceived racial and gender-related barriers. April Hawman, COO at Herbology, is passionate about her company’s goal to help those who’ve been negatively impacted by historical stigmas.
“The cannabis industry has created a unique opportunity for companies to build from the ground up a platform based on inclusion,” said Hawman. “We are organized by women, veterans and minorities. I take pride in Herbology’s diversity, female leadership and our mission to advance minority communities that have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.”
TILT Holdings Inc. is a vertically-integrated technology and infrastructure platform delivering the most comprehensive range of products and services across the cannabis industry. TILT strives to deliver the highest quality products and services through knowledge-based technology systems for both businesses and consumers. TILT technologies have a presence in more than 1,000 dispensaries across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. For more information, please visit www.tiltholdings.com.
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By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to risks and uncertainties, and there are a variety of material factors, many of which are beyond the control of TILT, and that may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: denial or delayed receipt of all necessary consents and approvals; need for additional capital expenditures; increased costs and timing of operations; unexpected costs associated with environmental liabilities; requirements for additional capital; reduced future prices of cannabis; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the cannabis industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; title disputes; claims limitations on insurance coverage; risks related to the integration of acquisitions; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of certain commodities (such as diesel fuel and electricity); changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in the countries where the Company may carry on business in the future; liabilities inherent in cannabis operations; risks relating to medical and recreational cannabis; cultivation, extraction and distribution problems; competition for, among other things, capital, licences and skilled personnel; risks relating to the timing of legalization of recreational cannabis; changes in laws relating to the cannabis industry; and management’s success in anticipating and managing the foregoing factors.
Joel Milton, SVP of Business Development
Source: TILT Holdings Inc.
Released February 1, 2019