Top pot CEOs are in the money

By Alex Halperin
Jul 9, 2021

Top executives at the largest MSO are pulling down pay packages of up to $4.5M, according to an analysis by MJBiz.

  • Top earners in 2020 were Cresco Labs‘ Charlie Bachtell, Jushi‘s James Cacioppo, Columbia Care‘s Nicholas Vita, Acreage Holdings‘ Peter Caldini and Ryan Lissack, formerly of MedMen.
  • All of their companies reported a net loss for 2020. 
  • Some CEOs of Canadian companies made even more.
  • (MSO Curaleaf has not yet reported its compensation figures.)

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