Curaleaf Makes TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies List

The multistate cannabis operator Curaleaf was added to TIME Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential Companies in the World.”

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TIME Magazine has named Curaleaf to its “100 Most Influential Companies in the World” list for the second year in a row, according to a company press release. The list is an extension of the magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list issued each year and highlights companies that are making a difference around the world.

The list is compiled by TIME using nominations from in-house correspondence and editors, as well as industry experts. Business categories range from healthcare to transportation, entertainment, and technology. TIME editors then score the nominees based on things like relevance, innovation, leadership, and success, the press release says.

The company said that the recognition by TIME reflects Curaleaf’s dedication to “cannabis education, accessibility, and customer satisfaction” with “quality products backed by science.”

“Being recognized as one of the world’s most influential companies by TIME is further confirmation that our work is breaking down the stigma of the plant, building an equitable and exciting industry, launching innovative new products for a wide consumer base, and tangibly supporting the communities that we serve. We are humbled and honored to be included alongside change-making companies that are revolutionizing their industries as well. As the only cannabis company included on this list, we hold a unique responsibility in shaping and leading our industry for continued success in the future.” — Joe Bayern, CEO of Curaleaf US, in a statement

In the U.S., Curaleaf has a presence in 23 states, operating 128 dispensaries and employing over 5,000 people. The company also indicated that it is Europe’s largest vertically integrated cannabis provider.

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