We’re Grassroots, a new cannabis company that’s all about living deeply. We started in Illinois and we’re growing nationally from the ground up. We care deeply, about our plants, our products and the people they serve. Our team brings an unmatched depth of expertise and commitment to perfection to every cannabis seedling we cultivate, and every product we invent. We may be one of the largest medical cannabis dispensary owners in the country with licenses in a growing number of states, but we operate like a hometown business in the same communities where we live with our families and friends. In doing so, we connect deeply, to one another, to our communities and to a larger movement. We’re always looking for new talent to join our team and to move our growing industry forward.

Role Overview

Grassroots Cannabis is looking for its first General Counsel, a leader who can become an integral part of our organization and grow with our company.  The ideal candidate is proactive, innovative and passionate, able to initiate best practices, build teams, and find answers when it appears there are none.

The winner will be a Consigliere with executive presence, as well as the people skills to build relationships with our employees in the field, government regulators, and industry innovators.   

Role Responsibilities

Collaborate with the leadership team to ensure successful growth into new markets
Create best practices and manage the most efficient processes for supporting daily operations, such as commercial contracts, vendor agreements, NDAs, and employment agreements
Advise CEO and senior management on existing and pending new laws
Manage litigation, and outside counsel generally
Lead on important corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and growth-related opportunities that may include entering the public markets
Proactively identify and execute opportunities for the law department to add value to the enterprise  
Represent the company before regulatory bodies, and/or manage experts in specific jurisdictions who will be doing so

Role Requirements

A JD in excellent standing
10+ years of legal experience, ideally including time in both law firm and in-house settings
Experience counseling at the executive level
Experience at a publicly traded company
The people and leadership skills to build a best-in-class legal department
Preference for candidates with working knowledge and understanding of regulations pertaining to the medical cannabis industry; Will consider non-industry experts, but with a bias towards attorneys who have worked within highly regulated environments.
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Commercial operations/transactions experience preferred
Candidate must be a self-starter, flexible to work in a collaborative structure and thrive in a fast-paced environment
Candidate must be culturally aligned and passionate about the growth of legal cannabis generally

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

At Grassroots Cannabis we are committed to improving the quality of our patients’ lives and restoring well-being. Our medical cannabis dispensaries are setting a new standard of excellence, emphasizing health and wellness in our clean and modern facilities. Our staff is well trained and attentive, striving to serve patients with great respect and compassion.

Besides dispensing medicine, we also provide a wide range of holistic services designed to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress and manage pain, such as yoga and therapeutic massage.

Grassroots Cannabis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetics.

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