Chris Jones is an entrepreneur and cannabis industry executive. He is currently Founder and President of CANNABIS XPRESS, which is a leading chain of cannabis retail stores in Ontario, Canada.
Previous to that, he founded another cannabis retail company in Ontario and sold after it hit a run rate of approximately $15 million via an all-cash sale to a public company. Before entering the retail industry, he was actively involved in and led multiple acquisitions and investments ranging from several million to over a billion dollars during his time at Origin House which was later acquired by a top US-based multi state operator – Cresco Labs.
Chris also teaches a class he developed at George Brown College, called Cannabis Business Strategy. Outside of the cannabis industry, he is a special advisor to a publicly traded psychedelics company, and is undefeated in Muay Thai. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.