US Cannabis Council names Curaleaf's Khadijah Tribble as CEO

The US Cannabis Council (USCC) named Khadijah Tribble, a leading figure in the cannabis reform movement and expert on equity and inclusion, as the organization's CEO. Tribble succeeds Steven Hawkins, who led USCC since its founding in February 2021.

"We thank Steven Hawkins for his integral role in launching USCC, and we are thrilled to welcome Khadijah Tribble to the role of CEO at this critical juncture for the cannabis industry," said Jessica Billingsley chair of USCC and CEO of Akerna. "She is deeply respected for her leadership, expertise, and wide-ranging experience and is well-positioned to advance our mission of ending prohibition and creating an equitable, values-based industry."

Tribble serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at USCC member company Curaleaf, a role she will continue in during her interim term as CEO. She previously founded Marijuana Matters, a cannabis education and advocacy incubator, and served as CEO of the Marijuana Policy Trust, which helps develop and run DEI programs in the cannabis industry. Tribble, who has advocated for fair and equitable policies on behalf of marginalized communities throughout her career, also serves on USCC's DEI Task Force. She holds a master's degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

"The US Cannabis Council unites my deep commitment to cannabis legalization with my passion for addressing the harms of prohibition," said Tribble. "My priority is advancing meaningful cannabis reforms through Congress this year that will provide the foundation for achieving our ultimate goal of federal de-scheduling while fostering an equitable and inclusive legal cannabis industry."

Since launching last year, USCC has established itself as the leading voice for cannabis reform in Washington, DC. The organization has brought cannabis industry CEOs to meet with lawmakers in Congress, partnered with the sponsors of leading cannabis bills to advance reform, and launched a campaign to advance passage of the SAFE Banking Act. Earlier this year, USCC launched its DEI Task Force with leaders in law, business, and civil rights and partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to create an internship program for Black college students and recent graduates at leading cannabis companies and organizations.

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