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Imperial Brands: UK tobacco giant seeks medical marijuana expertise to help diversify

Simon Langelier, a 30-year veteran of Philip Morris International, joined the board as a non-executive director this week.

As smokers quit the habit, British tobacco giant Imperial Brands is apparently looking towards another plant to bring in the billions: cannabis.

Imperial, which dropped the word tobacco from its name eighteen months ago, has hired medicinal cannabis expert Simon Langelier to join its board as a non-executive director.

Mr Langelier, who spent thirty years at rival tobacco firm Philip Morris, is also chairman of Canadian firm PharmaCielo which supplies medicinal cannabis oil extracts.

Read More at Independent.co.uk



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