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INDUSTRY PLAYERS
CEO Bill Petron will remain on the
board as lead director.
Lustig served as lead director of
PharmaCielo since November 2020.
He also was the founder and CEO of
CannaRoyalty Corp. (Origin House),
a cannabis manufacturing and
distribution company.
" As one of the company's largest
investors, I am fully aligned to
drive significant value creation for
shareholders, " Lustig said of his new
role. " The overall landscape of the
sector is undergoing a sea change ...
and PharmaCielo was built for this
transition. "
Suresh
Khanna
promoted Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Baker to chief operations
officer.
Baker, who joined POSaBIT in
2022, will oversee the company's
day-to-day operations, leaning
into a strong track record in
strategy, operations and financial
management.
Acreage Further Streamlines
Board of Directors
New York-based multistate
cannabis operator Acreage Holdings
announced that Kevin Murphy
and Brian Mulroney are stepping
down from the company's board
of directors in connection with
Acreage's efforts to rightsize its
governance structure.
CEO Dennis Curran will assume
Murphy's role as board chair,
according to a news release.
The rightsizing is part of the comPOS
Software Firm Treez
Taps President and COO
Point-of-sale software provider
Treez hired Suresh Khanna as
president and chief operating
officer. He will oversee Treez's
operations to accelerate growth and
profitability.
Khanna previously served as
chief revenue officer and president
at NextRoll as well as director of
sales at Google. He spent several
years at enterprise software
providers SAP and Siebel. Most
recently, he co-founded Pieces, a
startup that enables developers
to use AI to save, search and reuse
snippets of code. Khanna also
co-founded Kasa Indian Eatery, a
Bay Area restaurant chain.
POSaBIT Announces
Chief Operations Officer
Seattle-based POSaBIT Systems
Corp., a payment-processing and
point-of-sale service provider,
pany's preparation for a strategic
arrangement with Canopy Growth
Corp. and Canopy USA.
Shannon
O'Brien
Chair Shannon O'Brien announced.
Local news outlets reported that
the regulatory agency is effectively
leaderless already, as Collins began
family leave starting July 31.
The agency planned to meet in
August to discuss leadership of the
organization going forward.
" We are in crisis right now as a
commission, " O'Brien, a former state
treasurer who became the CCC's
chair last year, told State House
News. " We need to make sure that
we know how to manage through
this regulatory process. "
Greenspoon Marder Welcomes
New Cannabis Attorney
National law
firm Greenspoon
Marder added
Jon Purow to
its Cannabis Law
and Intellectual
Property
Practices in
Newark, New
Jersey, and New York.
Purow works to establish, protect,
Jon
Purow
license and enforce clients' IP. He
also helps clients acquire and maintain
favorable IP rights on the state,
federal and international levels.
He hosted the podcast " Cannabis
Last Week " and co-founded two
marijuana networking groups:
Coastal Cannect (virtual) and
New Jersey-based 420Cannect
(in-person).
Before joining Greenspoon
Massachusetts MJ Regulator
'In Crisis' as Chief Quits
The sudden departure of
Massachusetts Cannabis
Control Commission Executive
Director Shawn Collins puts the
organization " in crisis, " according to
the agency's chair.
Collins, who has led the agency
since its 2017 inception, will officially
depart at the end of the year,
Marder, Purow was counsel at
multistate law firm Zuber Lawler,
an associate and shareholder at
Gottlieb, Rackman and Reisman
as well as an associate at The
Goodman Law Firm.
Chair Resigns From Alabama
Medical Cannabis Commission
The Alabama Medical Cannabis
Commission announced that its
chair, Dr. Steven Stokes, resigned
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