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MGO and ELLO Honor Companies, Organizations and Individuals that Made a Positive Impact on the Cannabis and Hemp Sectors

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Cannabis Practice Unveils Inaugural “Cannabis 50” List

Las Vegas, Nevada – The MGO and ELLO Cannabis Practice, leaders in providing accounting, investment banking and consulting services to the cannabis industry, announced the launch of the “The Cannabis 50”, an industry review that highlights companies, organizations and people of varying backgrounds and expertise that are making a positive impact on the cannabis and hemp industries.

“The Cannabis 50” recognizes those that transformed, uplifted and inspired the growth and maturation of the cannabis industry with a focus on acts of impact in 2019. Honorees are highlighted across various categories, such as innovation in business /product development, social impact, activism or regulatory change, education, and cultural influence.

Kevin O’Connell, CEO of MGO says “The list makers share a common thread. They are all advocates and leaders within the cannabis and hemp industries, pushing boundaries to increase legitimacy, reduce stigma, and help the maturation of the medical and adult-use markets, as well as the ancillary businesses needed to ensure that this sector flourishes.”

“2019 has been about more than just growth and innovation, the cannabis sector has had to weather some challenges,” said Scott Hammon, leader of the MGO Cannabis Practice. “The Cannabis 50 represents inspiring individuals and organizations that have impacted the sector in positive ways.”

Honorees will also be included in an accompanying “Cannabis Impact Review,” and featured in expanded interviews and additional content, to be rolled out throughout 2020, on

Cannabis 50 honorees include: 

  1. Acreage Holdings
  2. Al Harrington, Viola Brands
  3. Aliza Sherman, Ellementa
  4. Americans for Safe Access (ASA)
  5. Ariel Clark, Clark Neubert LLP
  6. BlackRock Holdings
  7. Bloom Farms
  8. Canadian Securities Exchange
  9. Charlotte’s Web
  10. Damian Marley
  11. Duane Morris
  12. Eaze
  13. Eben Britton, Athletes For CARE
  14. Emily Paxhia, Poseidon
  15. Flow Kana
  16. Glass House Farms
  17. Green Thumb Industries
  18. Halo Canna
  19. Harvest Health and Recreation
  20. HeadSet
  21. House of Representatives
  22. Jim Belushi, Belushi’s Brands
  23. Jonathan Page, Aurora Cannabis
  24. Killer Mike
  25. Lowell Herb Co.
  26. Mara Gordon, Aunt Zelda’s
  27. Matt Barnes
  28. Medicine Man Technologies
  29. Michigan Pure Med
  30. Mindy Segal, Mindy’s Edibles
  31. Minority Cannabis Business Association
  32. MJBizDaily
  33. National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
  34. Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)
  35. NORML
  36. Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein, Weed The People
  37. Robert Flannery, Dr. Robb Farms
  38. Scotts Miracle Gro
  39. Seke Ballard, Good Tree Capital
  40. Steve DeAngelo, Harborside
  41. Sue Sisley, MAPS
  42. Sundie Seefried, Partner Colorado Credit Union
  43. Towelie, South Park
  44. Tracy Ryan, CannaKids
  45. Trulieve
  46. University of California – Irvine
  47. University of Maryland, Baltimore
  48. Vireo Health
  49. Vivien Azer, Cowen & Company
  50. Winona LaDuke, Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm

To sign up to receive a copy of the “Cannabis Impact Review” visit  To learn more about the MGO | ELLO Cannabis Practice visit and To learn more about ELLO Capital visit

About MGO | ELLO Cannabis Practice 

MGO is a CPA and advisory firm that offers a suite of accounting and advisory services to help companies, investors, and government agencies navigate the complexities of the cannabis market. Through a strategic alliance with ELLO—a cannabis business ecosystem providing investment banking, M&A advisory, capital raising, and strategic advisory services—we shape systems, processes, and transactions to support a sustainable, responsible future for cannabis.

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