Geoff Whaling

Geoffrey W. Whaling

Has volunteered for seven years to advance the hemp crop in America and serves as Chair of the National Hemp Association, the nation’s largest Hemp advocacy group based in Washington D.C. Considered the leading non-partisan voice for the industry Whaling has worked with, The White House, Members of Congress to pass federal legislation and is now focused on developing an industry, with groups including the United Nations,  working with regulators and addressing issues as this industry evolves. 

He serves as Co-founder and President of Collective Growth Corporation which today is the largest publicly traded fund focused on building the hemp supply chain in America.  The Company, Co-founded by former Canopy Growth Founder and CEO Bruce Linton, raised $150 million before beginning public trading under the ticker symbol CGROU.


Whaling was Co-Founder and former President of HIP Developments LLC, a wholly owned division of Canopy Growth Corporation and Strategic Advisor, CBD and Hemp to Canopy Growth, the world’s largest Hemp and Cannabis Company,  In those roles, Geoff lead CGC’s expansion into the Hemp and CBD industry in the United States.

Born in Canada, a duel citizen Geoff Whaling’s areas of expertise are wide ranging given the diversity of his government, business, entrepreneurial and philanthropic work. A profound sense of “wanting to serve” remains an integral part in his life.