Christopherson is the co-founder and CEO of Higharchy Cannabis Group, a consortium of cannabis companies. He boasts over a decade of experience in the cannabis sector and was previously a partner and vice-president of business development with Keirton Inc, the manufacturer of the “Twister Trimmer”, the cannabis harvesting machine. On top of this, Christopherson is co-founder of Lift & Co, the Canadian cannabis education and tech platform.
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During his career, Christopherson has worked with over 100 of Canada’s licensed producers and completed physical site visits to 65 facilities run by licensed producers, including those operated by Canopy Growth Corporation, Tilray, Aurora Cannabis and Aphria.
“I am very much excited to join International Cannabis’ advisory board,” said Christopherson. “The company has assembled a dynamic international portfolio of cannabis assets, which we intend to move towards production in 2019.”
Eugene Beukman, CEO of International Cannabis, noted that Christopherson’s experience will be “instrumental” in developing and operating the company’s cultivation licenses in Denmark, Colombia, Lesotho, Poland, Greece and Portugal.
“Mr Christopherson is equipped with a tremendous amount of cannabis cultivation experience, specializing in harvest processing,” Beukman said in a statement.
International Cannabis set up its advisory board in November in a bid to recruit top-tier talent in the cannabis sector to help the company as required. The board will be made up of independent cannabis experts, industry consultants and international financiers.
New advisory board members are expected in the coming months.
Via its subsidiaries, ICC International Cannabis has agreements for European-based pharmaceutical distribution and the wholesale importation of cannabis. It also has licenses to cultivate, produce, store and export cannabis and hemp in Colombia, Denmark, Poland, Greece, Portugal, South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
ICC International Cannabis Corp.shraes slipped 2.13% to finish at C$0.46 on Tuesday.
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