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PharmaCann's founders have a strong desire to improve overall health outcomes by making Cannabis-Based Products more widely available in New Zealand, and spearheading a domestic cannabis industry that is sustainable, safe, and operates to the highest standards.

Chris Fowlie - Co-Founder/CEO

Chris has over twenty years of experience in the hemp and cannabis industry. Chris has led lobbying efforts, been consulted by government departments on various matters, and has extensive networks with the cannabis industry around the world.


His hemp retail store was the first to gain a license for Psychoactive Substances. Chris is also a court-recognised expert witness for cannabis charges with an expertise on cultivation and extraction techniques, yields, and medical use. 

Thom Hooker - Co-Founder/COO

Thom has spent more than twenty years building and managing Internet and cloud-based services for prominent New Zealand companies and brands. He is also co-founder, director and former CTO of one of New Zealand's leading technology companies.


Since its founding in 2005 he has helped the company raise several million dollars during a series of angel and VC-led fund-raising rounds and today has annual revenue in excess of $10 million. Thom's strengths are in building companies from the ground-up and creating profitable relationships with key partners and suppliers. 

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