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Senior Counsel
Regulatory and Licensing
Posted on 9/22/2022
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • , Cresco's national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry's first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry
  • JD required
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience of legal practice focused on regulatory issues
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully obtaining and/or maintaining licenses in highly regulated and complex operating environments
  • Demonstrated ability to both work and drive projects independently as well as the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional groups to set objectives, drive progress, and produce meaningful results
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think through critical information, make informed recommendations, and problem-solve
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Excellent people and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work independently and successfully manage a high-volume workload with tight deadlines
  • Ability to model Cresco's Values: Stewardship, Ownership, and Leadership
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Manage and maintain a portfolio of state-level licenses vital to strategic operations of Cresco Labs, encompassing both new applications as well as renewals
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of state and local cannabis laws and regulations in the markets where Cresco Labs is operational
  • Offer input and advice regarding license application drafting and approaches to make Cresco's application highly persuasive, memorable, and successful
  • Provide cross-functional support and regulatory, legal, and strategic advice to internal teams, departments, and stakeholders, including identifying and developing regulatory opportunities
  • Collaborate effectively with license managers and business stakeholders to project manage the full license application/renewal lifecycle
  • Selectively retain, manage and evaluate outside counsel to support our licensing and regulatory efforts across the full multi-state portfolio of operations
  • Work with and supervise technical writers on the team involved in supporting licensing and development initiatives
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders on regulatory and licensing issues as they arise
  • Coordinate directly with regulators on questions and issues that may arise in the regulatory or licensing process in order to drive results and policies that benefit both the Company as well as the cannabis industry as a whole
Cresco Labs

1,001-5,000 employees

Cannabis and medical marijuana
Company Overview
Cresco Labs is on a mission to normalize, professionalize and revolutionize cannabis.