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Why Care About Cannabis Governance

You should care about cannabis governance because if your cannabis organization gets corporate governance right, you enhance your reputation and brand thereby leading to greater business opportunities.  Companies that get it wrong face the risk of regulatory fines, suspensions, damaged reputations, and shareholders’ activism.

In today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, progressive companies are allocating more resources to their governance structure because good governance facilitates transparency, accountability, and ethical decision making. This builds trust and enhances investors’ confidence in the organization’s leadership.

Shelley Albert, Director, AG Governance Consultants

Cannabis Governance: Maintaining Investor Confidence

Good corporate governance is essential in order for cannabis companies to weather the extreme volatility surrounding cannabis stocks in the capital markets.  As the cannabis industry experience explosive growth and the investor base morphs from retail to institutional, the pressure to have proper governance infrastructure in place will intensify.  Institutional investors demand independence, transparency, and accountability from Boards and at times take action to bring such demands to fruition.  Having a proper governance structure in place helps to ward off disruptions by activist investors.  The winners in the cannabis industry will be those that are able to put systems and processes in place that garner the support and confidence of both retail and institutional investors.

Shelley Albert, Director, AG Governance Consultants