Global Cannabis Partnership Expands with Seven New Members

Published: December 17, 2018

Global Cannabis Partnership Expands with Seven New Members

The Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP) is pleased to announce today the addition of seven new Members as it continues to grow internationally, bringing its total membership number to 31. The GCP welcomes Cannvas MedTech Inc., Compass Cannabis Clinic / Starbuds Canada, Constance Therapeutics, MediPharm Labs Corp., Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services, StrainprintTM Technologies Ltd. and YSS by Solo.

“There’s a growing interest in the GCP as more stakeholders recognize the importance and value of working together on industry-wide CSR policies and programs,” said Kim Wilson, Executive Director. “At a time when everyone is learning as they go, and as this nascent industry develops around the world, now is the time to work collaboratively, share insights and knowledge, and set the bar for socially responsible practices.”

The Member category is open to government agencies, licensed producers, national associations, industry partners and community groups from the global cannabis industry. Neither an advocacy nor a lobby group, the GCP represents a cross-section of organizations that play – or will play – a role in the legal, adult-use recreational cannabis supply chain. The GCP mirrors successful initiatives in other industry sectors, such as alcohol, gaming, pharmaceuticals and forestry.

The GCP is working with two of its Founding Members, PwC Canada and McCarthy Tétrault, to establish itself as a non-profit legal entity, and finalize a governance structure led by a board of directors. The development of the Responsible Cannabis Framework, a worldwide social responsibility standard, is near completion and will be launched in 2019.