Regulatory Counsel at Green Thumb

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The Role

In this newly created role, the Regulatory Counsel will stay up-to-date on the cannabis regulations applicable to Green Thumb Industries and provide regulatory legal advice to teams across the company’s businesses.  This role will also be responsible for preparing disclosures and reports on behalf of Green Thumb’s board members, directors and officers as required by the cannabis regulations, and serve as the cannabis state regulators’ primary contact for such reporting. 

The Regulatory Counsel must have good working knowledge of federal and state regulatory interpretation.  Our ideal candidate has 3+ years of demonstrated experience practicing regulatory law in, or for a client in, a highly regulated environment, is comfortable working with ambiguity, and invigorated by the prospect of paving the way in a new industry!

Responsibilities
  • Independently review, analyze and keep current on developments in state and federal laws and regulations affecting the cannabis industry and the GTI business, and provide business clients legal advice regarding those laws and regulations to ensure organizational compliance in each of GTI’s markets.
  • Work directly with GTI’s board members, directors, officers, and others to prepare their principal officer applications, agent badge renewals, affiliations and other required reports, disclosures and filings as required by applicable cannabis regulations.
  • Collaborate with the Regulatory Compliance team to review and revise regulatory submissions, respond to regulator inquiries, and assist with other projects as needed.
  • Advise on training, auditing and monitoring activities applicable to the business and help ensure compliance with cannabis laws and regulations.
  • Conduct or support regulatory compliance investigations as needed.
  • Support M&A due diligence and related projects as needed from a regulatory perspective.
  • Build good relationships with state regulatory officials and staff.
  • Supervise and review work product of outside counsel, consultants and other third-party service providers.
  • Assist with other responsibilities as needed.
Qualifications
  • Licensed attorney with JD Degree from an accredited law school.
  • 3+ years regulatory law experience, ideally in the regulated cannabis industry or another highly regulated industry, such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, gaming or tobacco.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate in a professional manner both internally and externally with regulators.
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through skills.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative, and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness.
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb
  • Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws.
Preferred
  • Law firm and/or regulatory agency experience is preferred.
Additional Requirements
  • Must pass any and all required background checks
  • Some travel may be required, up to 10%
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry
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Location

Green Thumb is located in River North, a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line and near the Ohio expressway entrance.

What are Green Thumb Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GTI offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees to be used on transit and ride sharing apps!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
GTI has a 420 Happy Hour which occurs on a monthly basis hosted by rotating team members who create a theme-based event.
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