Cannabis MSO Ayr Wellness lays off 180 workers nationwide

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Miami-based multistate cannabis operator Ayr Wellness eliminated 180 jobs across the United States, a spokesperson confirmed to MJBizDaily.

The company has roughly 2,700 employees across the country.

“This decision was not made lightly but was a necessary part of the Company’s overall plan to improve efficiency and realign key priorities,” Ayr said in a statement.

“Ayr is grateful for the collective contributions of these team members and is working to support their transitions from Ayr.”

The terminations come amid a wave of layoffs in the cannabis industry.

Meanwhile, Ayr said on Jan. 27 it had canceled its acquisition of Chicago’s Dispensary 33, a deal worth about $55 million in cash, stock and seller notes.

Kate Robertson can be reached at kate.robertson@mjbizdaily.com.