Cassandra Farrington, the CEO and ground-breaking co-founder of Marijuana Small business Every day, will be stepping aside from her function as CEO of the top B2B news supply and occasion producer in the cannabis market. Farrington will continue to serve as board chair and aid guide the lengthy-term vision of MJBizDaily.
Chris Walsh, founding editor and president of MJBizDaily, will assume the title of CEO, focusing on strategic initiatives and taking more than day-to-day management of the firm.
“Both for me personally and for the company, the time is correct to hand more than the reins,” Farrington stated. “I’ve worked closely with Chris and the leadership group more than the previous year to guarantee that we have the correct individuals in the correct seats to take the company forward even additional effectively, and to lay out a path for the subsequent phase of my personal contributions to the lengthy-term possibilities ahead for MJBizDaily.”
The moves will be productive January 1, 2020.
A former VP at Citigroup, Farrington saw in 2011 a nascent market that lacked trusted, unbiased news coverage and industry information and did not have an infrastructure for enterprises to make connections. By way of her vision and beneath her leadership, MJBizDaily has grown into an market leader with almost 90 personnel, an occasion portfolio spanning North America, Latin America and Europe, and an editorial division that has come to be the go-to supply for news and evaluation. The company’s flagship occasion – MJBizCon in Las Vegas – has grown from a couple hundred attendees at the initially gathering in 2012 to an anticipated 35,000 this December.
Walsh has been a pillar of the company considering the fact that day 1 and has helped fuel its development. As the founding editor, he joined MJBizDaily ahead of the company’s launch to develop the audience, content material approach and brand – molding the outlet cannabis experts turn to each day for market news, evaluation and industry analysis though also shaping the content material at its events. He has been overseeing the company’s important income divisions considering the fact that early this year as president.
“I would not be creating this move if I did not have total self-confidence that the company will be even additional successful—strategically, culturally and financially—under Chris Walsh and the current leadership group,” Farrington stated.
Walsh stated he is prepared to carry the torch and drive the company forward.
“Cassandra is a accurate pioneer. She was amongst the initially crop of entrepreneurs who took on fantastic dangers in the early days of this market, which operated in a cloud of uncertainty and had a enormous stigma attached to it,” Walsh stated. “While corporate America was laughing at this small movement, she went all in. I am committed to upholding her vision, scaling the company and guaranteeing the firm she designed continues to play a top function in assisting the market thrive.”
Farrington has been CEO considering the fact that she co-founded MJBizDaily in 2011.
The firm and Farrington have hit many milestones and racked up accolades along the way, like:

  • Ranking as the quickest-expanding trade show in the nation in a number of years
  • Hitting #302 on the Inc. 500 list in 2016 and appearing on the Inc. 5000 in subsequent years.
  • Named twice as 1 of the quickest-expanding females-owned organizations.
  • Farrington has been recognized as 1 of the prime females entrepreneurs in media