Despite the sudden firing of a top official, Canopy Growth is moving forward with development of a "hemp park" near Binghamton.

 

BRUCE LINTON (Photo: Canopy Growth)

Company co-CEO Bruce Linton Wednesday said he had been terminated "effective immediately." He also was removed as a member of the Canopy Growth board.

In a June 7 interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Linton said work already had started to prepare the Kirkwood site where Canopy Growth intends to establish a hemp processing facility.

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Wednesday morning said he had spoken with a Canopy Growth vice president following the announcement of the leadership shakeup.

Garnar said he was assured that "nothing changes" with respect to the project planned for Pine Camp Drive.

The county executive said he's been advised that a groundbreaking event at the site may be scheduled for this month.

Responding to a request for comment from WNBF News, a Canopy Growth representative wrote the leadership change "has no impact on our plans and strategy for the facility in Kirkwood or our US operations."

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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