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4Front Shares Progress on Illinois Cannabis Cultivation Facility

The company expects to fill dozens of new positions at the site.

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4Front Ventures today shared updates on new retail and cultivation operations in Illinois along with news about a new line of vape products, Crystal Clear Blast, in Massachusetts and Illinois.

The Norridge location is on the cusp of its official grand opening, a move in 4Front's strategy to maximize its retail footprint to the allowed 10 locations throughout Illinois. Having submitted all the necessary inspection documents to the state, 4Front expects the store will receive final inspection approvals in April and will open its doors to the public shortly thereafter. Plans for a grand opening event are underway, with full details to be announced at a later date. MG Magazine's recent spotlight on Mission Dispensaries as one of the top dispensaries in Chicago according to consumer feedback is a testament to the strong reputation of the Mission Dispensary brand in the thriving Chicago cannabis market, underscoring its commitment to serving the local community with the service and product selection they have come to expect.

The company has achieved significant milestones in line with the previously outlined plan and timeline, including the activation of the building's power, the commissioning of lighting systems and HVAC units, and the final setup and commissioning of the cultivation and extraction infrastructure. This sets the stage for initiating lab operation and introducing plants into the building this Spring. Additionally, 4Front is excited to offer dozens of new career opportunities at this facility.

"We're excited about reaching critical milestones, such as the imminent opening of the Norridge store and the progress at our Matteson facility, highlighting our expansion in Illinois. The readiness of the Norridge location to welcome customers after a successful state inspection, along with the Matteson site's rapid push towards full operational capability, represents significant advancements. Amidst this expansion, our focus on product innovation, especially in key growth sectors, has intensified. With my recent step into the CEO role, I've brought a renewed energy, focus, and drive to our initiatives, reflecting a dynamic shift in how we approach our business strategy. This transition has already yielded substantial achievements, including the launch of our new branded product, Mission Cannabis, flower quality and failure rate improvements and a renewed emphasis on innovation and product development," said Andrew Thut, CEO of 4Front Ventures.

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