4Front Ventures Provides Illinois Update; Announces Sale of Non-Core Maryland Assets

PHOENIX, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - 4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) ("4Front" or the "Company") continues to focus its efforts in the Illinois market and is pleased to announce the start of construction on a new Mission Dispensary in Calumet City, Illinois. The Company is also announcing the appointment of President Kris Krane to the Illinois Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee by Illinois Governor Pritzker.

Mission Calumet City

Construction commenced at the beginning of September on the new Mission Calumet City dispensary that will serve both adult-use customers and medicinal patients. Located at 1330 Torrence Avenue, across from River Oaks Center, the new location will feature ample parking along with approximately 3,000 square feet of finished retail space, back-office space, a secure and oversized vault for substantial inventory storage, and an advanced security system.

"The Illinois market has been a triumph since implementing adult use cannabis and we are excited to be expanding our operations in the state to better serve the customers and patients that depend on Mission," said Gabe Mendoza, Vice President of Operations for Mission. "Like with our Mission South Chicago location, Mission Calumet City is committed to becoming a contributing member of the Calumet City community and playing our part in the ongoing economic revitalization of the area by providing a safe and beautiful home for all things cannabis."

The new store is slated to complete construction and begin serving customers before the end of the year.

Kris Krane Appointed to Illinois Adult Use Health Advisory Committee

In an effort to build a team of diverse experts and leaders in the field of cannabis, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced over two dozen appointments to the state's Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee, including 4Front President Kris Krane. The Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee will be responsible for reporting on the public health impacts of legal cannabis and making recommendations for future policy and regulatory changes to positively impact the overall health implications for legal cannabis in the future.

"It's truly an honor to have been appointed by Governor Pritzker to serve on the governor's Adult Use Health Advisory Committee, along with many distinguished members of the public health, education, treatment and cannabis communities," said Kris Krane. "Under Governor Pritzker's leadership, the initial rollout of Illinois' adult use-cannabis market has been very successful and a model for other states looking to implement a legal cannabis market. It's great to see the voices of cannabis advocates represented within this committee, and I look forward to the work ahead to maintain Illinois' leadership in the U.S. cannabis market."

Maryland Asset Sale

4Front also announced that it has completed the sale of three Maryland dispensaries to Ethos Cannabis for approximately $5.5 million U.S.

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About 4Front Ventures Corp.

4Front (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) is a national multi-state cannabis operator and retailer, with a market advantage in mass-produced, low-cost quality branded cannabis products. 4Front manufactures and distributes a portfolio of over 25 cannabis brands including Marmas, Crystal Clear, Funky Monkey, Pebbles, and the Pure Ratios wellness collection, distributed through retail outlets and their chain of strategically positioned Mission branded dispensaries.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, 4Front has operations in Illinois, Massachusetts, California, Michigan and Washington state. From plant genetics to the cannabis retail experience, 4Front's team applies expertise across the entire cannabis value chain. For more information, visit 4Front's website www.4frontventures.com.

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