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Green Thumb Industries (GTI) Named a Finalist for Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work List


Company Expects to Double Workforce in 2018 By Adding 250 Jobs

Chicago (March 26, 2018) – Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis cultivator and dispensary operator dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis, has been named a finalist for the Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work List 2018 the first year the company was eligible for this prestigious accolade. Founded in 2014, GTI has grown to employ 70 people in Chicagoland and 230 nationwide and expects to increase its workforce to approximately 500 this year, more than doubling its size.

“At its core, GTI is really all about people,” said GTI Chief Executive Officer Pete Kadens.  “Along with ensuring excellent patient care, GTI’s workplace culture and employee engagement are top priorities for the company.  Our philosophy is pretty simple – we’re humans who care about other humans whether that’s our community, our patients or our colleagues and that’s what fuels the company’s growth and success.”

Crain’s annual Best Places to Work List is determined by analyzing company data on benefits and workplace practices along with survey results from 15,000 Chicagoland employees about topics such as compensation, transparency, career advancement, workplace equality and relationships with co-workers and management.  In addition to a generous and comprehensive benefits plan, GTI offers corporate perks such as unlimited vacation time, half-day first Fridays each month, free snacks and frequent employee appreciation celebrations.

“Our perks are great, but I think most important is our culture of honesty, integrity and shared values,” said GTI Vice President of People Eunice Kim. “Our team works incredibly hard and we are all passionate about being a part of a larger cause and social movement. The mission to ensure patient access to safe and effective medical marijuana lives in every single person who works at GTI and is deeply rooted in our culture.”

Those interested in joining the GTI team can visit the company’s career page for open positions and job opportunities.

About Green Thumb Industries:

Green Thumb Industries (GTI) is a national cannabis cultivator, processor and dispensary operator dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis nationwide, while giving back to the communities in which they serve. With 26 operational licenses across five highly regulated U.S. markets, GTI’s team of experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs and philanthropists bring unmatched expertise, superior quality and transparency to the cannabis industry by operating world-class cultivation facilities and creating customer-first retail experiences via the suite of RISE dispensaries. GTI employs hundreds of people and serves hundreds of thousands of patients and customers each year.  More information is available at

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