Cannabis M&A: How To Prepare For Regulatory Due Diligence

By Seth Gitner, Jonathan Havens and Adam Fayne (October 19, 2021, 4:02 PM EDT) -- The goal of regulatory due diligence is to provide prospective investors, underwriters, lenders, acquirors or merging parties assurance that the entity in which they plan to obtain a financial stake is not subject to an unacceptable degree of regulatory risk.

In the cannabis space, this means that the entity has all of the required state and local licenses to grow, process, dispense and/or transport cannabis, all of which are in good standing, has a history of compliance and no threats to the required license currently exist, and has processes and procedures in place to ensure ongoing compliance.

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