Counsel - Licensing and Integration
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locations Chicago
user level Senior
type activity Full Time
posted 8/17/23

Join the movement!

Pharmacann Inc., one of the nation’s leading cannabis companies, is changing the way people view cannabis. Be a part of the team shaping the future of this booming industry, where our people, our reputation and our standards matter. With a strong foundation and dynamic growth plan, opportunities to join our team abound in this fast-paced environment. Are you ready to join the movement?

We’re grounded and growing. Based in Chicago, PharmaCann Inc. operates across multiple states including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania with licensing secured in the Midwest and on the east coast. For more information about our company, please visit

Job Summary

The Associate Director, Licensing and Integration is an integral member of the Legal/Compliance Department, who will work cross-functionally on licensing and integration projects, primarily focused on Company growth, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions. This role will focus on providing cannabis regulatory support and implementing licensing and integration strategy consistent with the Company’s regulatory requirements. 

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, regulatory cannabis experience, professional judgment, strong attention to detail, proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, maintain a high sense of confidentiality, work collectively to drive initiatives within the Legal and Licensing Departments, and have a superior work ethic. 

This position will report to the Director- Compliance| Legal under the org of Chief Compliance Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate and implement licensing and compliance integration plans in coordination with the Retail Integrations and Operational Compliance teams.
  • Identify and execute opportunities for improvement in license and facility integrations. 
  • Provide regulatory and licensing review of transactional documents and processes, including mergers and acquisitions, lease agreements, licensing agreements and due diligence.
  • Assist in corporate governance and license management, including entity designation and creation, pre-qualifications, resolution drafting, community correspondence, and license management narratives.
  • Participate in strategic planning and oversight of employee credentialing matters across all jurisdictions, including all retail, cultivation and processes. 
  • Drive strategy and tracking of processes for effectively managing disclosures of Officers, Directors, and Board Members. 
  • Coordinate, strategize and assist with Change of Ownership and Relocation applications related to acquisitions, organic growth, new facilities, and leadership changes, including both entity and controller applications, transfer applications, and structure changes.
  • Conduct regulatory research and assist in licensing strategy for acquisition opportunities, including internal written communications, as well communications with state and local regulators/licensing agencies. 
  • Assist in regulatory and licensing evaluation of business, commercial and marketing initiatives, as needed. 
  • Collaborate with the Regulatory Compliance department to stay abreast of industry related and state-mandated laws and regulations related to operations impacting acquisitions, organic growth, and licensing. 


  • Highly motivated with an independent working style with ability to prioritize.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to facilitate clear communication between the company and state regulatory agencies.
  • Process-minded with close attention to detail and strong legal writing skills. 
  • Capable of handling confidential information discreetly and professionally.
  • Strong initiative with proven ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and active licensure in at least one United States territory;
  • 2-4 years of Cannabis regulatory experience,  compliance or legal experience desired; or
  • Preferred 3-5 years experience in a compliance related field and/or regulatory affairs

Working Conditions:

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform  activities such as: preparing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Periodic travel required.

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment.


Notice: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.



PharmaCann is a vertically-integrated and unified medical cannabis company changing the way people view cannabis.

Size: 251-500 employees

Year Founded: 2014