4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company”),a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator and retailer, announced the planned stepping down of 4Front Co-Founder and President of Mission Dispensaries Kris Krane, effective immediately, after nearly 11 years of distinguished service with the Company.
The transition of Mr. Krane’s responsibilities in his capacity as president of Mission Dispensaries has been underway for months, and he will continue to serve as a strategic advisor to the Company. 4Front has no immediate plans to fill the president of Mission Dispensaries position and will seek to fill the vacated role at the appropriate time.
4Front’s Chief Executive Officer Leo Gontmakher commented, “Kris has been an invaluable leader not only at our Company and in its formation, success and development, but also in our collective efforts to advance the cannabis industry, the legalization movement and sound regulatory policies. As a frequent speaker at cannabis industry conferences and events around the world, Kris’ work to reform our nation’s misguided drug and marijuana laws, first as the associate director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and then as executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, have helped shape the future of the sector and drug policy reforms for the better. We are grateful for his invaluable contributions to our Company, look forward to working with him in his strategic advisory role, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
“In the last 11 years, we went from a few people in a room with an idea, to building a national, vertically integrated cannabis operator with operations and facilities in strategic medical and adult-use cannabis markets, including California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Washington,” said Kris Krane, 4Front Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have played an instrumental role in 4Front’s journey to become the premier provider of value-driven, quality cannabis products. More than a decade later, the Company has built a strong reputation for high standards and low-cost cultivation and production methodologies earned through a track record of success in facility design, cultivation, genetics, manufacturing, distribution and retail operations. Most importantly, I am proud of the way we have conducted our business, always staying conscious of the role we play in the broader movement to end cannabis prohibition.”