Legal marijuana: The other green new deal
It's not often that Illinois starts a new year by creating an industry projected to drive multi-billion-dollar revenues when it reaches maturity.
Such scenarios are always exciting, but they hold both promise and pitfalls for participants. The trick is to fully realize the promise while avoiding as many of the pitfalls as possible.
With this first-ever Business of Cannabis special advertising section, Crain's Content Studio has enlisted knowledgeable sponsors from the legal and real estate sectors to share their expertise on everything from managing construction of cannabis facilities and the top considerations cannabis startups should factor into their business blueprints to how organizations in all industries can begin to navigate the impact of legalization on employment law.
To help put the prospects of this nascent industry into perspective, we also present a by-the-numbers guide to legalization that rounds up cannabis revenue and employment projections in Illinois as well as other data relevant to anyone considering investing in or providing services to the industry.
Read on for expert industry perspectives from:
- Bryna Dahlin, a Benesch Law partner who advises businesses involved in all aspects of the cannabis industry as well as companies impacted by cannabis law;
- David Graff, EVP & managing director of project services at MBRE; and
- Adam Fayne and Jonathan Havens, partners & co-chairs of the Cannabis Law Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr.
If you or your organization are interested in providing thought leadership for upcoming editions of this sponsored guide or other Crain's Content Studio products covering the cannabis industry, please contact Kate Van Etten at [email protected] or 312-649-5492.