PHOENIX, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) (“Item 9 Labs” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary franchisor and operator that produces premium, award-winning products, announced today that law enforcement veteran Joe DiSalvo and the Company’s Chief Franchise Officer Mike Weinberger have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
DiSalvo’s appointment demonstrates the Company’s focus on strengthening its corporate governance through more independent directors.
A seasoned law enforcement officer, DiSalvo brings decades of experience in supporting cannabis legalization. He is currently serving his third term as Sheriff of the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, located in Aspen, Colorado, a position he has held since 2010. Upon approval of Amendment 64 in Colorado, which made it the first state to legalize retail sale of adult-use cannabis, he founded the Valley Marijuana Council (VMC) to ensure there was education, safe use as well as safe storage and sale of the new retail products. The VMC sponsored school education programs, enacted rules for dispensaries to follow in addition to the guidelines provided by the state and educated parents on juvenile drug use. The organization also created an extensive program for dispensary employees to ensure each customer was properly educated before purchasing cannabis in Aspen. The program