But we’ll run with it
Here’s the thinly disguised press release, oops we mean story….
Before meeting in Switzerland, Linton said that while he knew of Murphy and Acreage, the first time they talked was at a presentation inside the bar that was set up as the cannabis-industry space at the summit. The two men sparred on stage over the course of a couple of days.
“It was like the marijuana ghetto,” Linton said, adding that former Israeli prime ministers and a woman who claimed she was a queen in Africa were in attendance. “It was an eclectic group of people.”
After the summit, Linton recalls being impressed with Murphy and Acreage: The goals for the business were realistic, Murphy is pragmatic, had built a strong team and the board of directors has a number of well-known members, including former House Speaker John Boehner and former prime minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, he summarized.
“It’s a lot of overhead, but it also means they’re going to be strict on governance, because they have reputations they can’t risk — and we need that,” Linton said.