The Valens Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, announced today that Laura Fuentes, Co-Founder of its US-based subsidiary Green Roads, has been recognized as a member of Forbes’ inaugural 50 over 50: Vision List.
Forbes “50 Over 50” platform recognizes women who are shaping the future of science, technology and art, and is dedicated to highlighting women over the age of 50 who have achieved significant success later in life, often overcoming formidable odds or barriers.
Tyler Robson, CEO, Chair and Co-Founder of The Valens Company, said, “On behalf of the Valens team, we congratulate Laura on this recognition of her achievements in the field of cannabis. There are so few female leaders in the cannabis industry, which makes Laura’s contributions to breaking gender norms and shaping the future of our industry even more meaningful. We are proud of Laura and strongly believe she will continue to break barriers in our industry for years to come.”
Before co-founding Green Roads, Fuentes spent 25 years as a licensed compound pharmacist. Her personal and professional commitment to helping people improve their health through safe, natural remedies has driven Green Roads to lead the industry in product quality and consumer transparency. Under her leadership, the company was one of the first to require independent lab testing on every product batch and one of the first to make every lab report readily available to consumers.
In June 2021, The Valens Company acquired Green Roads, at the time the largest privately-owned CBD company in the United States. Based in South Florida, the company produces an award-winning lineup of health and wellness products using hemp-derived CBD across a variety of consumer categories such as gummies, oils, topicals, capsules and other products in more than 10,000 stores.
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About The Valens Company
The Valens Company is a leading manufacturer of cannabis products with a mission to bring the benefits of cannabis to the world. The Company provides proprietary cannabis processing services, in addition to best-in-class product development, manufacturing, and commercialization of cannabis consumer packaged goods. The Valens Company’s high-quality products are formulated for the medical, health and wellness, and recreational consumer segments, and are offered across all cannabis product categories with a focus on quality and innovation. The Company also manufactures, distributes, and sells a wide range of CBD products in the United States through its subsidiary Green Roads, and distributes medicinal cannabis products to Australia through its subsidiary Valens Australia. In partnership with brand houses, consumer packaged goods companies and licensed cannabis producers around the globe, the Company continues to grow its diverse product portfolio in alignment with evolving cannabis consumer preferences in key markets. Through Valens Labs, the Company is setting the standard in cannabis testing and research and development with Canada’s only ISO17025 accredited analytical services lab, named The Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science by partner and scientific world leader Thermo Fisher Scientific. Discover more on The Valens Company and its subsidiaries at http://www.thevalenscompany.com.