Over the weekend, Instagram feed @theblacklistxyz posted a truncated internal email and related commentary about MSO Acreage Holdings.

  • The email, apparently from a senior executive, touts several achievements and says the company is currently involved in a financing effort that is “critical to ensure that the Company is on solid footing for the balance of 2020 until we are cash flow positive.”
  • The post also includes an anonymous “take away” which suggests the company is struggling with operational issues and a “toxic” work environment.
  • An Acreage spokesman confirmed the email’s authenticity to WeedWeek. He declined to comment on it or the “take away.”
  • Acreage stock was at $5.81 yesterday, down from $24.13 in May.

Acreage has agreed to be acquired by Canadian giant Canopy Growth for $3.4 billion once U.S. law permits. It has also garnered attention for naming former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner to its board of directors.

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