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MGO CPA Unveils Its 2021 “Cannabis 50” List

Annual MGO “Cannabis 50” List Honors Companies, Organizations, and Individuals That Made a Positive Impact on the Cannabis and Hemp Sectors in 2021


MGO (Macias Gini and O’Connell LLP), one of the fastest-growing CPA and business advisory firms in the U.S. and a leader in accounting, tax, audit, and advisory solutions for the cannabis and hemp industries has released its 3rd annual “Cannabis 50” list. The list highlights companies, organizations, and individuals that positively impacted the cannabis and hemp industries during 2021. 

“2021 saw the cannabis and hemp industries continue their integration into mainstream business and culture with a growing awareness of the individuals and communities at risk of not being able to participate in the benefits of that process,” said Scott Hammon, head of MGO’s Cannabis Practice. “We are now seeing a wider range of entities and individuals recognizing that this is a real issue, and acting on that awareness.”

Honorees on the Cannabis 50 list are included in an accompanying “Cannabis 50 Impact Review”. They will feature in expanded interviews, and additional content, webinars, and panels rolled out throughout 2022. The Cannabis 50 is free to download at www.cannabis50.com

Honorees are organized into five core areas:

  • Doing Well: Entrepreneurs and organizations expanding financial, operational, and environmental horizons.
  • Doing Good: Nonprofits, activists, and others undoing social harms, advocating through reform, supporting sustainability, and providing equitable opportunity.
  • Money Talks: Investors, lobbyists, and others opening the avenues of capital fueling an emerging industry.
  • Knowledge is Power: Researchers, educators, and others raising awareness and sharing the benefits of cannabis.
  • All the Lights: Athletes, entertainers, and influencers mainstreaming cannabis culture and giving back to the community.

2021 Cannabis 50 Honorees include:

ArcView Group

B Real

Biopharmaceutical Research Company

Boris Jordan, Measure 8, Curaleaf

Canaccord Genuity 

Casa Verde Capital

Chris Webber

Clever Leaves Holdings Inc.


Cresco Labs

Curaleaf Holdings

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Fab 5 Freddy

Fire & Flower

Fox Rothschild LLP

Green Market Report

Jazz Pharmaceuticals 

Justin Bieber

JW Asset Management

Kristen Bell

Marshawn Lynch

MATTIO Communications

Merida Capital Holdings

Minorities for Medical Marijuana 


New Cannabis Ventures

Our Academy presented by Our Dream 


Policy Center for Public Health and Safety 

Prohibition Partners

Roth Capital Partners, LLC

Seth Rogen

Sha’Carri Richardson 

Sweetleaf Collective 

The Hawthorne Collective

The Parent Company

TILT Holdings


US Cannabis Council

US Hemp Roundtable

Washington State University 


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MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting, and the firm was awarded the ‘Best of Accounting’ designation in client satisfaction by the independent research firm.