Future Farm (CSE:FFT) has announced the creation of a cannabis advisory board, selecting John Sweeney as its chief operating officer.
As quoted in the press release:
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has selected Mr. Chris Lesh as the Cannabis Advisory Board’s first member. Mr. Lesh has over 10 years experience within the cannabis cultivation and dispensary industry in Washington State. Mr. Lesh previously served as Production Director for Privateer Holdings, Inc. (“Privateer”) and played an important role in its success. While working for Privateer, Mr. Lesh worked with Mr. Sweeney and was responsible for the operational oversight of cannabis production at Tilray’s Vancouver facility.Tilray, which is owned by Privateer, is a global leader in medical cannabis research and production dedicated to advancing the science and safety of cannabinoid medicine for patients with a diverse range of conditions including epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis. Tilray operates one of the largest and most sophisticated medicinal cannabis research and production facilities in the world and offers pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis products to patients, pharmacies and researchers in Australia, Canada, the European Union and the Americas.
In addition to overseeing cannabis production at Tilray, Mr. Lesh was also responsible for the sourcing of additional production capacity throughout the west coast and Canada. His knowledge, background, and expertise make Mr. Lesh a strategic addition to Future Farm’s Cannabis Advisory Board, as he will be able to add value on several different initiatives. Mr. Lesh adds great experience when it comes to sourcing capital, increasing production capacity, and setting up the facilities to operate efficiently and effectively.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris Lesh to our newly created Cannabis Advisory Board and look forward to working with him,” says Mr. William Gildea, Future Farm Technologies Inc.’s CEO and Chairman. “As we prepare to build out or cultivation business, having Chris on our Board will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of the Cannabis business the state of the market and industry trends.”