Eli Harrington: Heady Evolution | Cannabis and Hemp Events and News – Heady Vermont

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Change is never easy friends, but this will be the last time that I’ll be writing for Heady Vermont as an employee, as the business and its founders are evolving and transitioning into new phases. Monica Donovan will remain the CEO, and along with our awesome staff — especially Kathy — will handle all of Heady Vermont’s operations. I’ll remain a minority owner through our transition, and will stay active in the cannabis community with media and events.

I won’t be going anywhere or quitting cannabis reform advocacy, and after three-plus years of amazing experiences and limitation-challenging hard work, our internal team (past and present) and our amazing community has an even stronger familial bond of unconditional support – even as the structure takes new forms. As individuals and as a community as a whole, we’re multiplying, not dividing.

Believe me when I say that, about 40 months ago, when Monica and I started Heady Vermont, we were both unwavering in our commitment to make decisions based on values, and the needs of our fellow cannabis community members, not to maximize profits.

I’m even more humbled by the incredible amounts of love, wisdom, support, and encouragement that we’ve received, and for the amazing friends (whom I now consider to be family) I’ve made through the world of cannabis.

We boot-strapped the financing and sweat equity ourselves, adapted and evolved with our community, and stayed true to the core mission: that ALL people with interest, passion, and knowledge of cannabis in Vermont should have news, a political voice, and spaces where they could meet each other. I’m so incredibly proud of what two people starting a blog with no money in a totally unknown and uncharted field have been able to achieve.

I’m even more humbled by the incredible amounts of love, wisdom, support, and encouragement that we’ve received, and for the amazing friends (whom I now consider to be family) I’ve made through the world of cannabis.

A sincere thank you to all of our former employees, writers, interns, and volunteers, who have shared your blood, sweat, and tears — you’re all crazy, incredibly generous, and I’ll ride or die with you all any time.

Thanks to all of our readers and event attendees who have made this chapter so special for me personally. I’ll look forward to seeing you all soon, and will be continuing to write, podcast, produce videos, and of course, fuck shit up advocate in Montpelier. I encourage all of you to please stay in touch with me at eli@yourgreenbridge.com, where I’ll announce the next phase in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I look forward to the evolution of Heady Vermont, to even more developments and new growth in the cannabis community, and thank you all again for the chance to share this amazing experience.

ELEVATE THE STATE,

–Eli

This article originally appeared here in https://headyvermont.com/eli-harrington-heady-evolution/cannabis/

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