True Leaf began as a ‘Licensed Producer’ applicant in Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) program. Shortly thereafter, the federal government changed its position on medical marijuana and is now governed by Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) program. While many applicants either went out of business or declined to continue down the difficult road to achieve license approval, True Leaf persevered and is currently in the Final Stage of the ACMPR program.
Back in 2015, when the licensing process for True Leaf Medicine slowed, CEO and Founder Darcy Bomford recognized that the health benefits of cannabis could be applied to both people and pets and formulated a plan to create immediate revenue and add additional value for shareholders.
And this is only the beginning...
The health and medicinal benefits of hemp are quickly becoming recognized by researchers worldwide and True Leaf sees increasing evidence that cannabis-based products may provide safe and effective treatments for a variety of medical ailments. True Leaf is excited to explore this amazing plant further and lead a new frontier in health and wellness for people and pets.
“People are looking for natural ways to ensure they and their pets lead healthy long lives. As attitudes and laws continue to change around hemp and cannabis, True Leaf aims to take the global lead on creating products that improve quality of life for people and pets. We are excited to extend this opportunity to own a piece of True Leaf to customers, supporters and investors who share our values and enthusiasm for the potential of our fully legal cannabis products.”
Chairman - Mike Harcourt served as Premier of British Columbia 1991-96 and prior to that mayor of Vancouver. He helped the province earn its reputation as one of the most livable places in the world. After stepping down from politics, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy. Order of Canada recipient.
Chief Executive Officer, Director - Three decades of executive management experience and a 30-year history of manufacturing pet products in three federally inspected plants throughout the USA and Canada. Highly adept at building brands through corporate vision, strategy and the successful development of relationships with team members and strategic partners.
Corporate Communications, Director - Kevin has spent the last 15 years in public markets focusing on company creation and capital raising. In that time Kevin has been a part of the successful completion of over 75 Million dollars in funding through networks in North America, Europe and Asia. Kevin’s drive and discipline have allowed him to navigate challenging business scenarios.
Director, B.Sc. ND - A Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Vernon B.C., he is a graduate of UVic and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is an adjunct faculty at UBC Okanagan, the University of Bridgeport, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is regularly invited to lecture at colleges and medical conferences worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer, CPA - Former senior audit partner with Ernst and Young. 35 years of experience providing audit, accounting, taxation and general business advice to a wide range of clients. Significant experience auditing public companies and assisting with their initial public financing.
Controller - Swiss-born with 35 years finance, accounting and management experience in wholesale, retail, manufacturing, and health science industries in both private and public companies. Ruth has a natural talent for networking and a strong ability to establish and build long-term relationships.
General Manager - True Leaf Pet - A successful supply chain professional with over 20 years progressive experience in industry-leading companies managing large-scale operations and sophisticated logistics networks. Jeff’s expertise includes Production Planning, Purchasing, Warehouse Management, Inventory Control, Transportation, and Logistics.
IT & Web - With over 8 years experience in web design, technology, and interactive media, Dayton is an expert in creative concepts, conceptualization, design, creation, and maintenance of online services while problem-solving to improve efficiency and productivity with web-based automation.
Senior Sales - John has led a variety of successful teams throughout his career. His results have included year-over-year double-digit growth as well as dominant market share, and launching a new line of super-premium pet foods.
VP of Strategy & Growth - Tenzin has a unique multi-sector profile of leadership in the start up, corporate, government and non-profit sectors. Working in the Office of the Prime Minister, Tenzin was responsible for developing and implementing strategic policy and communications plans for multicultural communities and ethnic media. As a result, Tenzin was recognized as one of the top 60 influencing Canadian foreign policy. Queen's Diamond Jubilee recipient.
Public Relations, Consultant - Award-winning journalist and PR strategist recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the 20 most prominent British Columbians on the Internet. Formerly Western Editor of the Globe and Mail, Managing Editor of The Vancouver Sun and host of CBC’s Early Edition.
Quality Control Analyst - With 10+ years of experience in the pet food industry and a Masters in sniffology, Molly ensures top-notch quality throughout product lines by implementing extensive tests to meet or exceed requirements in product density, smell, and overall flavor. Molly is a crucial member of our team and also increases workplace morale through physical contact.
Data Security & Palatability Expert - A Seppala Siberian Sleddog with 7+ months experience as a pet food connoisseur, Griffin plays a role in identifying the balance between healthy and tasty. Specializing in fruits and vegetables, he ensures we meet the palatability needs of dogs everywhere. His skills in office data protection are also an asset, assisting in the shred and destruction of confidential and private office documents without the ridiculous operating costs of electronic shredders.
Sales Manager - Alisha has represented some of the world's largest brands in her 10+ years as a Sales Professional. She has extensive experience in the pet industry, and is forever fascinated by innovation, new trends and the emerging cannabis industry. With a passion for driving sales through education, sales support and great customer service, Alisha is here to help you get True Leaf products onto your shelves and into your customer's hands!
Regional Sales Manager - Kathy has been in the pet industry for over 25 years. She has worked with several manufacturer's building brands and exceeding sales quotas. Kathy excels in building and maintaining successful business relationships.
Regional Sales Assistant - Kaly spends her days riding shotgun with Alisha travelling the country sharing her love of True Leaf with every dog she meets. From dog-parks, to community events, to pet stores, Kaly can be found promoting the benefits of hemp for pets, and acting of a living example of how True Hemp is keeping this 10 year old Aussie running, playing, and as happy and healthy as ever.
Invest with purpose. True Leaf is the only cannabis company with federally legal product in US and Canada.