Top CEOs, investors and leaders in the cannabis industry will soon convene at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference on Sept. 13-14 in Chicago. In the meantime, let's scroll through the latest leadership changes within the space:

Lantern Strengthens Board Of Directors

Cannabis e-commerce marketplace and home delivery platform Lantern has appointed Ngiste Abebe to serve as the seventh member of the company's board of directors.

Abebe is an experienced executive and cannabis advocate with more than a decade of knowledge in the public policy, healthcare and cannabis spheres.

Currently, she serves in a number of key roles, including vice president of Public Policy for Columbia Care Inc. (OTCQX: CCHWF) (NEO:CCHW); vice chair for the Virginia Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council and president of the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association.

Abebe also volunteers as a board member for Virginia NORML.

"[Abebe] is a multi-talented speaker, panelist, advocate and leader who brings her tireless work ethic and enthusiasm to our board," Meredith Mahoney, co-founder and CEO of Lantern, said. "Her insights into cannabis reform and public policy are incredibly valuable …

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