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The documentary trailer “The Sentence of Michael Thompson” received a silver Clio at the Clio Cannabis Awards 2021, the most prestigious program for recognizing marketing and communication work. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Building on Clio’s longstanding reputation for establishing world-class programs that recognize creative excellence in a variety of specialized industries, the Clio Cannabis Awards – now in its third year – honor work and talent that creates a better understanding of a rapidly growing industry.

“It is an honor for our efforts to be recognized by such a prestigious platform for the second time in a row. Highest Recognition for ‘The Sentence of Michael Thompson’ is very special as social justice and social justice are at the core of the company’s mission and the film aims to help people understand the severity of the effects of injustice on the lives of people Really understand people adversely affected by the war on drugs, “said Cory Rothschild, SVP of Marketing.

Chima Enyia, SEED’s EVP, added: “We appreciate everyone involved – Michael Thompson, his family, partners in Restorative Justice and our staff – in making this film. More than 40,000 Americans remain in jail for cannabis offenses, and there is much more work to be done to redress the wrongs of The War on Drugs, we are focused on using our platform and influence to raise awareness of Michael’s story to ensure talks on legalizing pardons for those currently incarcerated for cannabis offenses and social justice in the cannabis industry. ”

On June 10th, Cresco released the trailer for “The Sentence of Michael Thompson,” a short documentary film about the story of Michigan’s longest serving nonviolent offender. In January of that year, Thompson was pardoned for serving a 60-year sentence in Muskegon Correctional Center, Michigan, for selling 3 pounds of cannabis to a police informant in 1994. The trailer brought in the Silver Clio for film & video. The documentary will be released in 2022.

Launched in August for National Wellness Month, Wonder Wellness has developed a unique audio collection designed to help listeners focus, relax, laugh, or sleep on the experiences created by its rubber and mini products to be delivered. The Discover Some Wonder initiative was named the winner of the shortlist for Digital & Mobile.

In time for this year’s 420 holiday, Sunnyside released the results of a nationwide survey that identified changing beliefs and behaviors regarding cannabis use and translated them into accessible messages about the plant’s functional benefits for every type of consumer. The # Wayto420 campaign was nominated in the Public Relations category.

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About Cresco Labs Inc.

Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operators in the United States with the aim of normalizing and professionalizing the cannabis industry. Cresco Labs takes a consumer packaging (“CPG”) approach and is the largest wholesaler of branded cannabis products in the United States including Cresco, High Supply, Mindy’s Edibles, Good News, Remedi, Wonder Wellness Co. and FloraCal Farms. Sunnyside, the national pharmacy brand of Cresco Labs, is a wellness-focused retailer founded to create trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis users. Cresco Labs is aware that the cannabis industry is well on its way to becoming one of the premier workplaces in the country and runs the industry’s largest social justice and educational development initiative, SEED, which was created to ensure that all members society of the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to work and do business in the cannabis industry. Learn more about Cresco Labs at

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