Cannabis companies are recruiting senior management from the technology and consultancy fields. Seattle-based GrowLife, a provider of hydroponic equipment and other cultivation supplies, has appointed Microsoft and Yahoo veteran Marco Hegyi as chief executive.
Hegyi was at Microsoft for five years, until 2006, heading programme management for its Windows and Office beta releases, before joining Yahoo as senior director of global product management and search marketing.
Colorado based urban-gro, meanwhile, provides solutions, services and technology for cultivating cannabis. It has just promoted Dan Droller as executive vice president of operations, citing his experience in the tech space.
Droller has held senior roles at Deloitte Consulting, Credo Mobile, and Music for America, as well as business development positions with cannabis software platform Massroots and mobile gaming company Chartboost.
Marijuana is a booming business in North America. US states are loosening their marijuana laws. At last count, nine had legalised its recreational usage, and 21 had legalised its medical usage. Canada is set to legalise recreational usage everywhere, with bricks-and-mortar pot stores coming soon.
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