Green Thumb Industries continues community investment initiatives with donation to Olive-Harvey College in Chicago

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CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries Inc. (Green Thumb) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a national leader in consumer packaged cannabis products and owner of RISE Dispensaries, is expanding its partnership with Olive-Harvey College by donating $200,000 to support the school’s cannabis education program. The program provides training, scholarships, equipment, personnel, and industry access to help create a more diverse workforce within the cannabis industry. Olive-Harvey is a community college located in southeast Chicago and is part of the City Colleges of Chicago.

The donation was made on behalf of Green Thumb’s Growing for Good social impact program and meets the company’s Social Inclusion Plan requirement for Illinois Early Approval Adult Cultivation License holders. . Green Thumb chose to partner with Olive-Harvey College, which offers the only credit-approved cannabis education program in Chicago, to strengthen the school’s impact on preparing black and brown students for careers. in cannabis while building diversity in the industry. ​.

“Olive-Harvey College does important work to create opportunities for black and brown students in Chicago by providing education, training, and industry expertise, and we are excited to continue our partnership with them.” , said Green Thumb, director of social impact. Jai Kensey. “Giving back is at the heart of Green Thumb and we believe it is our responsibility to lower barriers to entry into the cannabis industry for those most affected by the War on Drugs. We look forward to working alongside the team at Olive-Harvey to create a fairer cannabis industry.

Amanda Gettes, Executive Dean of Urban Agriculture at Olive-Harvey, said, “Green Thumb’s contribution will ensure that Olive-Harvey College’s cannabis education program continues to thrive and provide training and industry access to a diverse workforce.

Those interested in learning more about the Cannabis Education Program should contact Olive-Harvey College directly. More information is available at www.ccc.edu. More information about Green Thumb’s Growing for Good social impact program is available at www.gtigrows.com/social-impact.

About Green Thumb Industries

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb” or the “Company”), a national consumer packaged cannabis company and retailer, promotes wellness through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which it serves . Green Thumb manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Beboe, Dogwalkers, Doctor Solomon’s, Good Green, The Incredibles and RYTHM. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national cannabis retail stores called RISE. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has 17 manufacturing facilities, 76 open retail locations and operations in 15 US markets. Founded in 2014, Green Thumb employs approximately 3,800 people and serves millions of patients and customers each year. The company was named to Crain’s Fast 50 list in 2021 and Best Workplace by MG Retailer magazine in 2018, 2019 and 2021. More information is available at www.GTIgrows.com.

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