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

6/14/17–British tobacco giant Imperial Brands has hired medicinal cannabis expert Simon Langelier to join its board as a non-executive director in an effort to bring in the billions via the plant. In a statement, Imperial chairman Mark Williamson said Imperial stands to benefit from Mr. Langelier’s experience in tobacco and “wider consumer adjacencies.” Speculation has mounted that tobacco firms could apply the experience they have in crop farming and distribution to the cannabis business. Read