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A Chicago GC’s Journey From Mortgages to Medical Marijuana

It turns out a law degree is just as helpful in launching a medical marijuana business as it is dealing with mortgages, according to a report in The Chicago Tribune.

Charlie Bachtell, CEO and co-founder of medical marijuana company Cresco Labs, was general counsel at Chicago-based mortgage company Guaranteed Rate before he moved into the legal cannabis business, reports Ally Marotti.

In a question-and-answer session, he discusses how he decided to switch fields, the stigma that can be attached to his new business, securing financing, and growing the business.

Read the Chicago Tribune article.


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