This story via Cannabiz is a perfect illustration of where the Australian Cannabis “industry” (if you want to call it that) is in 2023.
It’s so attractive that as an exec you’d rather be in a reality show…or, we could look at it another way. The only people the industry can attract are those that would prefer to be in a reality show.
There is a paucity of imagination in this little parable that explains why the Austrlian cannabis sector in it’s present form is not going anywhere.
Not to put too fine a line on it but reading below it’s hard not to retch at the repulsiveness of it all
AusCann chief executive Layton Mills has vowed to put love before loot by joining the cast for Season 10 of reality TV show Married At First Sight (MAFS).
Mills quit AusCann in September 2022 after 18 months at the helm, pledging to continue to support the company during a six-month notice period before “pursuing other business interests”.
Mills took over as AusCann CEO from Nick Woolf in January 2021 following AusCann’s acquisition of CannPal Animal Therapeutics, a business Mills founded.
Now his next move has been revealed, with Channel 9 describing the 35-year-old New South Welshman as “an entrepreneur [who] has started a number of successful businesses, including his latest project in medicinal cannabis for pets”.
However, his success in business appears to have come at the expense of his love life, according to the program’s makers.
“While describing himself as motivated and driven in his businesses, Layton is less committed to making love a priority,” says the MAFS website.
“He struggles to compromise, so more often than not he puts work first. This sees him spending more time in the office, on his computer and in meetings than with a significant other, which takes its toll on relationships.”
Luckily, Mills seems prepared to make changes to his work-life balance for the greater good.
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