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.
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