Colorado cannabis company Organa Brands founder stepping down

Update: The story was updated to reflect an Organa Brands’ executive organizational change that occurred last year.

Since its founding in 2010, Organa Brands’ “maniacal focus on market expansion” has landed its marijuana edibles, vape cartridges, dab tools, distillates and beverages in 11 states and three countries.

The company announced Monday it will enter its next stage of evolution — transforming from a North American cannabis powerhouse to a global behemoth — without one of its founders at the helm.

Organa Brands co-founder and Ralph Morgan is stepping down from his executive role at the firm, handing the reins to the trio of company presidents, Chris Driessen, Jeremy Heidl and Chris McElvany.

Organa Brands Chris Driessen
Chris Driessen, president of Organa Brands U.S. (Photo provided by Organa Brands)

“Ralph is truly leaving this place in a really great spot,” Driessen said.

The planned transition has been

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