This story is republished from Crain’s Chicago and written by John Pletz.
“We have always viewed New York as a strategic market to solidify our existing east coast presence, particularly ahead of the state’s adult-use rollout, as we further expand the Verano platform and exceed a milestone of operating more than 100 dispensaries across the country,” said George Archos, Verano Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Adding the New York, Minnesota and New Mexico markets to our portfolio, with full vertical integration, provides Verano with a solid foundation for future growth. We’re excited to welcome new colleagues to the Verano family and look forward to serving patients and consumers in communities across these great states.”
“After an extensive evaluation process, George and the Verano team are unquestionably the ideal partners to take our business to the next level,” said Goodness Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Kingsley, M.D. “Evidenced by their strong leadership team, sound operating principles, core values, and sustained growth, Verano continues to reach new heights as one of the top multi-state cannabis operators. We are confident in Verano’s ability to foster future growth opportunities for our employees and deliver an exceptional experience for our patients and consumers.”