4Front Ventures Corp. (OTCQX: FFNTF) has been expanding, despite sales being flat and the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Vancouver, Canada-based company currently has operations across five states: Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington and Massachusetts, where it was recently authorized to commence adult-use retail and production operations in Worcester.
More stores are on the way in those states and others, according to 4Front CEO Leo Gontmakher, who recently spoke with Benzniga about his company’s plans.
BZ: Describe the approval process for Worcester. What steps does the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission require?
L.G.: For Worcester specifically, there were multiple layers of approval in this process. We previously announced that the CCC had approved Worcester’s opening for adult-use sales. However, following CCC approval we needed to pass a post-license inspection in order to receive approval to operate from the…