Supreme leader takes his leave

Published on November 1, 2019 by oz. staff

Supreme Cannabis announced that it has “parted ways” with its founder and Chief Advocacy Officer, John Fowler.

It appeared to be an amicable exit, with Supreme thanking Fowler this week for his years of dedication.

“As a pioneer and passionate advocate for legalization, the company knows Mr. Fowler will continue to be a strong contributor to our cannabis community,” says the company statement.

Fowler was one of the original founders of the flagship brand, 7ACRES — which has notable strains, including Wappa and Jean Guy.

Fowler is known for his advocacy for a strong legal supply of high-end cannabis.

Following the announcement, there was an outpouring of support for Fowler. He was known as an industry OG who was honest and approachable.

There is now some concern about what impact his departure will have on Supreme. Since 2014, the Company has emerged as one of the world’s fastest-growing cannabis companies by effectively deploying capital.

This high-profile departure is different from two recent major shake-ups at big Canadian cannabis companies.

After being unceremoniously turfed in the summer, Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton went on a public termination tour. Linton avoided any kind of stank.

Under siege over its growing portfolio of scandals, CannTrust dropped the anvil on its top execs. The company canned both CEO Peter Aceto and chairman Eric Paul.