Competitive Requests for Proposals in the Cannabis Industry
In many states in which cannabis is legal for medical or adult use, state regulators limit the number of available licenses for cultivation, manufacture, and dispensing of cannabis products. These licenses are awarded through often highly-competitive request for proposal processes in which applicants are called upon to demonstrate not only their ability to run safe, compliant cannabis businesses, but also their connections to the local community and commitments to economic development.
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Foley Hoag attorneys Jesse Alderman and Jeremy Meisinger discuss common issues in drafting responses and present strategies for making your best case to regulators in highly competitive, highly regulated competitions. Attorneys Alderman and Meisinger lead a veteran team of application drafters who have contributed to dozens of cannabis applications, including winning and highly-scoring applications in such jurisdictions as Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Utah, Pennsylvania and Missouri.
Jesse Alderman, Partner, Co-Chair, Cannabis Practice, Foley Hoag LLP
Jeremy Meisinger, Associate, Foley Hoag LLP