CANADA: Renee Gagnon, Founder and CEO of HollyWeed North Cannabis announced that the company has signed a letter of intent dated September 10, 2018, to acquire Women Grow, a global company that provides connections, education and empowerment for aspiring and current cannabis entrepreneurs and business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow has had over 50,000 individuals across the U.S and Canada attend its monthly Signature Networking Events and annual Leadership Summit, with an overall reach of over a half of million followers. Currently, Women Grow operates in seventeen (17) markets and continues to expand.
In making the announcement, Renee Gagnon, Founder and CEO of HollyWeed North stated, “For almost four years, it has been my pleasure to share in the phenomenon that is Women Grow. Women are the cornerstone of the cannabis industry and it is HollyWeed North’s goal to ensure that women succeed and thrive in this exciting emerging industry.”
“This is an amazing opportunity for Women Grow and its community. We are pleased to enter into this next phase with HollyWeed North and Renee Gagnon, a highly respected and notable business leader in the cannabis industry. We have enjoyed a long relationship with Renee and look forward to exploring potential expansion opportunities,” said Kristina Garcia, CEO of Women Grow.
Chairwoman of Women Grow’s Board of Managers, Dr. Chanda Macias, says, “This is a monumental and thrilling time for Women Grow. Renee Gagnon has been an integral part of Woman Grow from the beginning. She understands and supports our community.” Macias continues, “Women Grow has been at the forefront of change in the cannabis industry. Here is a unique opportunity for us to further our mission.”
HollyWeed North is a private Canadian company incorporated in British Columbia, established in 2016, with operating subsidiaries specializing in the growth, manufacturing, licensing and production of cannabis and other pharma grade products. HollyWeed North’s subsidiaries include HollyWeed Manufacturing and Extracts Inc. (“Extracts”), a federally dealers’ licensed company incorporated in British Columbia specializing in cannabis extraction and product manufacturing.