Juul investors Altria also invested heavily in the Cronos Group a Cannabis Company

Juul investors Altria also invested heavily in the Cronos Group a Cannabis Company

There is a drug related arrest every 20 seconds in the United States, and 73% of the persons arrested in the nation during 2017 were males. – The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program counts one arrest for each separate instance in which a person is arrested, cited, or summoned for an offense.

fbi ucr cannabis arrests 2017
fbi ucr cannabis arrests 2017

It is unethical for corporations to profit off of the same thing that humans go to jail for. It is unethical to be in the business of giving humans cancer, and in the same quarter of earnings offer their cancer treatment in the form of Canadian Cannabis. – Lee West, patient, grower, author, and human who has lost several to cancer.

Altria Group, Inc. (previously known as Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) is an American corporation and one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes and related products. It operates worldwide and is headquartered in Henrico County, Virginia, just outside the city of Richmond.

Altria’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include

  • Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA) (producer of Marlboro Cigarette),
  • John Middleton Co. (Middleton), CHICAGO (Reuters) November 1, 2007 / 7:51 AM –
    “Altria Group Inc (MO.N) said on Thursday it would acquire cigar maker John Middleton Inc for $2.9 billion, breaking into the growing U.S. cigar business as it tries to expand beyond the shrinking U.S. cigarette market.The net cost of the acquisition of Middleton, maker of Black & Mild cigars, from privately held Bradford Holdings is $2.2 billion after deducting $700 million in tax benefits arising from the deal, Altria said.”
  • U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC),
  • Sherman Group Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (Nat Sherman),
  • Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC), and
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle).
    Altria holds equity investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI),

    cronos group assets 2019
    cronos group assets 2019
  • the Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group Inc. (Cronos) and their brands include:

    PEACE NATURALS™ is a global health and wellness platform
    committed to producing high-quality cannabis.

    PEACE NATURALS™ is focused on building and shaping the global medicinal cannabis market
    and promoting a whole health approach to wellness, which emphasizes diet and lifestyle along
    with the use of cannabis as an adjunct therapy.

    Focused on every detail of the process, COVE™ is a premium brand.

    Born in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, which is known for producing some of the world’s finest cannabis,
    COVE™ products are hand-trimmed using only the best flowers from each harvest, and never settling for shortcuts.

    Spinach™ is for anyone looking for entertaining, fun ways to enhance activities.

    A lighthearted and playful brand, Spinach™ is focused on offering Farm-To-Bowl™ products
    that bring friends together and make experiences more enjoyable.

  • and the e-cigarette maker JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL).The brand portfolios of Altria’s tobacco operating companies include:
  • Marlboro®,
  • Black & Mild®,
  • Copenhagen®
  • and Skoal®.
    Ste. Michelle produces and markets premium wines sold under various labels,
  • including Chateau Ste. Michelle®,
  • Columbia Crest®,
  • 14 Hands® and
  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars™,
  • and it imports and markets Antinori®,
  • Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte™
  • and Villa Maria Estate™ products in the United States.

It is a component of the S&P 500 and was a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1985 to 2008, dropping due to spin-offs of Kraft Foods Inc. in 2007 and Philip Morris International in 2008.” source: Wikipedia and Altria website

Howard A. Willard III
Howard A. Willard III

“Howard Willard serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group. In this role, Howard is responsible for the Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Audit, Investor Relations, Information Services, Procurement and Finance Decision Support and Budgeting organizations. He also oversees the financial services business of Philip Morris Capital Corporation and the Strategy and Business Development organization.

Howard joined the Altria family of companies in 1992. In his former role as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Howard oversaw the successful acquisition and integration of UST (including its U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates subsidiaries) and John Middleton. Additionally, Howard has held leadership positions related to Finance, Sales, Information Services, Compliance and Corporate Responsibility.” – source: Crunchbase

Altria Charitable Donations Include *but not limited to:

Farmer Veteran Coalition – Davis, CA
Hire Heroes USA – Alpharetta, GA
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston – Conway, SC
Virginia Veterans Services Foundation – Richmond, VA
Hope For The Warriors – Springfield, VA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America – Tampa, FL
Boys and Girls Clubs of America – Atlanta, GA
National Mentoring Partnership – Boston MA
The National 4-H Council – Chevy Chase, MD

University of Colorado at Boulder, CSPV Boulder, CO
Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture – Macon, GA
University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX
ALPFA – Austin, TX
Texas A&M University – College Station,TX
SER Jobs for Progress National – Irving,TX
Virginia Tech University – Blacksburg, VA
University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
John Tyler Community College – Midlothian, VA

Full List can be seen here:

Altria Donations Grantees List