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Verano Holdings

About Verano Holdings

Verano Holdings is one of the three largest multistate cannabis operators in the United States. The company was founded in 2014 by George Archos. He established the company on the precipice of the boom of the cannabis industry in the U.S. It is home to four signature family brands, including Verano, Avexia Medical Cannabis, Encore Edibles, and Muv. Verano Holdings also owns the retail dispensary Zen Leaf. The company operates in 14 total markets. It has 11 cultivation and production facilities, as well as over 80 operational retail locations.

Verano’s wild success has largely come from its savvy acquisitions, a pursuit that has been active since its founding. One of the most notable acquisitions of the company was Elevele in 2020. It also helped Verano gain control of the Highland Park dispensary. This confident and proactive approach to tackling the cannabis industry has allowed for major growth in a short amount of time. The company now trades publicly on the Canadian Stock Exchange. In addition to its business approach, its operational structure has also been critical to its success. As a vertically-integrated cannabis company, Verano is able to control every aspect of its product from cultivation of the plant to the manufacturing of products for each brand. This allows Verano to create only the highest quality, organic cannabis products that provide great benefits to the consumers.

Verano Holdings boasts itself as a creator and seller of “artisanal cannabis.” The integrity of each brand and product is at the heart of the company and its success. Business savvy aside, the company creates some of the industry’s highest quality products and fosters fantastic retail experiences.

Verano Holdings

415 North Dearborn St.
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 265-0730

Firm Stats

Founder and CEO: George Archos
CIO: Aaron Miles
CFO: Brian Ward

Major Departments & Practices

Human Resources
Real Estate and New Markets