TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, 48North Cannabis Corp. (“48North” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NRTH) announced that its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Jeannette VanderMarel as co-CEO, effective immediately. Alison Gordon, who currently shares the role of co-CEO, has agreed to become the sole CEO of the company and work with 48North’s executive team and Board to ensure a seamless transition. Additionally, Ms. VanderMarel has agreed to remain part of the company as a Board Director.
“Jeannette VanderMarel has played an instrumental role in growing our company over the past year,” said Martin Cauchon, Board Chair. “She has been a leader in bringing our Good:Farm to life and positioning our company for sustainable success. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Jeannette and wish her the very best.”
Ms. VanderMarel was first appointed as co-CEO in December 2018 following 48North’s acquisition of Good & Green. Since that time, 48North has emerged as a future-focused, innovative cannabis producer that has achieved a series of important milestones in recent months, including:
- Creating Canada’s first and largest licensed outdoor organic cannabis farm, on track to supply 40,000 kilograms of cannabis this year;
- Entering supply agreements with provincial wholesalers in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec; and
- Establishing partnerships with industry leaders humble+fume and Avitas to provide premium, next-generation products to the Canadian marketplace.
Ms. VanderMarel expressed her optimism about the company and specifically the success of Good:Farm. “My work with 48North, and specifically my work with Good:Farm has been a highlight of my career,” said Ms. VanderMarel. “For personal reasons, I have made the difficult decision to step aside as co-CEO but am incredibly proud of the work we done together, seeing the farm through concept to its current state of readiness. The future of cannabis is outdoor and 48North investors, employees and consumers have every reason to believe 48North will be at the forefront.”