Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Vireo Health Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council’s mission is to promote social justice and equality in our company, our industry, and our communities. The DEI Council will engage Vireo’s diverse workforce to better understand the challenges they face and use those learnings to create partnerships and programming that will benefit all people. We strive to create an inclusive vibe.

Since our earliest days, diversity has always been a cornerstone of Vireo’s culture. Today, Vireo is proud to be one of the most diverse cannabis companies in country.” – Chairman & CEO, Kyle Kingsley, MD

DEI Council

Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt

Director of Medical Education

“Being able to communicate with and help underserved people of color has always been the vertebrate of my nervous system.  As a child of 2nd generation Iranian immigrants and holocaust survivors, I have always dedicated my voice to those who cannot speak.  I am thrilled to be a leader of  Vireo Health’s DEI Council”

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Jaren Forbes

eCommerce Associate Analyst

“Vireo’s dedication to diversity inspired me to join the DEI Council with the hopes that all employees follow my lead in finding ways to make a positive difference in all team members’ and patients’ lives regardless of race, creed, or color. My goal is to help provide a safe space where we can learn about each other’s culture and become more aware of how different folks can live life differently, but still have the same goals, dreams, and desires”

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Jesvin Thomas

Area Manager & Clinical Director

Being a part of this DEI council further enables me to reach more individuals to share my perspective with and to learn from others as well. When we listen to each other and feel our voices represented within our organization, we are more likely to see higher engagement with an open mind.

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Ellie Besançon

Executive Director

“All boats rise with the tide” is one of my favorite sayings. As a newly appointed Vireo Health DEI Council member, I’m thrilled to be able to partner with New Mexican advocacy organizations who are also passionate about uplifting our communities via resources, aid, and education.

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I joined the DEI council because of its mission to unify individuals who come from vast cultures. I highly value and respect different perspectives as it is the best way to broaden our horizons.

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DEI Internship: Preparing our future

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John Smith

Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars.

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Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars.

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John Smith

Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars.

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John Smith

Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars.

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John Smith

Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars.

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Active
John Smith

Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars.

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Active
John Smith

Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars.

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DEI Initiatives

Roll It Up For Justice Fundraiser

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Last Prisoner Project Letter Writing Campaign

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National Expungement Clinics

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WHICH SIDE OF HISTORY ARE YOU ON?

In 1937, a small and powerful group of cannabis prohibitionists used their influence to push the Marihuana Tax Act into law. They used potent propaganda to change a common household remedy into a tool to send our people to prison – stripping them of their rights and their votes. We say no more. We believe in the power of cannabis to right those wrongs. As state over state overturns prohibition, we proudly stand for cannabis wellness, social justice, and equality for all.

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Our highly skilled medical professionals and sales teams are here to guide you through the world of medical cannabis with pop-up events, conferences and webinars. We pride ourselves on staying on top of the most up to date cannabis education and resources in the industry.

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Relive the Good Memories

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Patient/Community Outreach

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Internal Engagements

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Medical Research and Equity

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The Life Cycle of a Cannabis Plant

01

Germination/Seed

(1-2 weeks)

Seeds ready for germination are dark brown, hard, and dry. Encourage sprouting by watering seeds in a paper towel.

02

Seedling

(2-3 weeks)

Move seeds into growing medium. Plants need the maximum light at this stage, and appropriate water levels. Cotyledon (seed leaves) and iconic fan leaves will grow.

Thank You for Your Partnership

Thank you to all our partners past, present, and future

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