CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, December 08, 2023 — Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb” or the “Company”) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of RISE Dispensaries, today announced the retirement of Richard Drexler from its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective December 8. Drexler joined Green Thumb’s Board in 2022 and served as Chair of the Audit Committee. Following his departure, Richard Reisin will assume the role of Chair of the Audit Committee. Drexler will continue to support the Board in a short-term consultant role to ensure a smooth transition.

“I would like to thank Richard for his valuable contributions to Green Thumb over the past year,” said Green Thumb Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “His strong guidance has been integral to our Board, and I appreciate all his support, including his offer to stay on in a consulting capacity for a short transition period. On behalf of our entire team, we wish Richard all the best in his retirement and on the tennis court.”

Richard Drexler added: “It has been an honor to work alongside the Green Thumb leadership team, and I know I will be leaving them in great hands with Richard Reisin. I have no doubt the Company will continue to achieve great success in the years to come, and I look forward to cheering them on as an investor in the business.”

About Green Thumb Industries
Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb”), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, promotes well-being through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which it serves. Green Thumb manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including &Shine, Beboe, Dogwalkers, Doctor Solomon’s, Good Green, incredibles and RYTHM. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national retail cannabis stores called RISE. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has 18 manufacturing facilities, 89 open retail locations and operations across 15 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, Green Thumb employs approximately 4,400 people and serves millions of patients and customers each year. More information is available at