LAS VEGAS, NV / AUG. 5, 2022– Cannabis conference and award-winning media brand Cannabis Business Times is excited to announce Tommy Chong as the recipient of his first Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, which recognizes Chong’s many contributions to the industry, will be presented at a special Cannabis Leadership Awards acceptance ceremony—FOHSE—Future of Horticultural Science + Engineering—August. At the Cannabis Conference on the 24th.
From his rock ‘n’ roll-inflected youth in Canada to his counterculture-defining roles in Hollywood, Chong has spent his life standing for creativity and freedom of expression. This is now more evident in his approach to the legal cannabis industry, where Chong’s respect for the plant is deeply rooted. Their latest venture, for example, is Cheech & Chang’s Takeout, a California delivery service that keeps one foot in tradition while meeting today’s legal market. He pioneered the celebrity brand landscape with Tommy Chang’s Cannabis, a robust line of THC and CBD cannabis products. And, along with longtime partner Cheech Marin, Chong’s focus is now on the duo’s “Cheech & Chong’s Cannabis,” which provides flower and many other products to markets across the US.
Chong’s voice (and his sense of humor) helped elevate the nation’s marijuana conversation and consciousness, and helped in no small way pave the way for today’s legal marijuana industry.
“We are truly honored to recognize Tommy’s long-standing contributions to the advancement of cannabis culture and to use his reputation to advocate for the normalization and legalization of cannabis,” said Cannabis Conference Editorial Director Noel Skodzinski. Cannabis Business Times.
Chong will be recognized alongside the 2022 Cannabis Leadership Awards recipients, who have been nominated by their peers and chosen to demonstrate the leadership qualities needed to inspire and empower those around them, and aim to better the industry and their communities.
2022 Cannabis Leadership Award Winners:
“We are honored to return for a second year as a sponsor of the Cannabis Leadership Awards, as well as presenting Tommy Chang with the Cannabis Conference/Cannabis Business Times“The first Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Ben Arnett, Co-Founder and President of Fohse. “We at Fohse congratulate and celebrate Tommy and this year’s Cannabis Leadership Award winners.”
Chong will appear in the October episode Cannabis Business TimesAnd Ganja Leadership Award recipients are featured in the August issue.
About the Cannabis Conference
Cannabis Conference 2022, produced by award winners Cannabis Business Times Media Brand, the leading educational provider for plant-touch businesses in the legal cannabis and hemp markets. The three-day event will be held August 23-25, 2022 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and will feature more than 90 expert speakers and 40 educational sessions. The Cannabis Conference exhibit hall will feature 85,000 square feet of industry-leading technologies, solutions and services that will help cannabis growers, retailers and processors take their businesses to the next level. For more information, visit www.CannabisConference.com.
About GIE Media
GIE Media was founded in 1980 and has been a leading marketing and communications business for over 42 years as a business media company serving 17 industries — including the horticulture industry through its Horticulture Group (Greenhouse management, Produce a grower, Nursery management, Garden Centre And Cannabis Business Times) The company employs about 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals. For more information, visit www.GIEMedia.com.