September 5, 2019 5:23 pm

Ontario Cannabis Store CEO resigns

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TORONTO – The CEO of the Ontario Cannabis Store is retiring.

The agency that oversees the provinces’ online cannabis retail portal and supplies retail stores announced Patrick Ford’s departure today.

Ford served in the position for a year and helped launch the agency leading up to cannabis legalization last year.

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Prior to his job at the agency, Ford worked at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in a number of senior leadership roles.

The OCS says former Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation vice-president Cal Bricker will serve as interim CEO beginning tomorrow.

The agency says it will conduct a search for a full-time replacement for Ford.

© 2019 The Canadian Press

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