Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is among the largest vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operators in the U.S. Cresco Labs’brands —Cresco, Remedi, Reserve, and Mindy’s Edibles, an infused edible line created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal —provide a full suite of consistently dosed products catering to all consumers, from the novice to the connoisseur, from the medically treated to the recreational user. The company’s core values emphasize educating consumers while seeking to eliminate social stigmas associated with marijuana. Learn more about Cresco Labs at crescolabs.com.
Charles Bachtell is the co-founder and CEO of Cresco Labs, LLC — a medical cannabis operator with operations in six states. As an attorney by training, Charlie brings with him deep legal expertise in both corporate governance and complex regulatory compliance. This background helps to ensure that Cresco is an industry leader, setting new standards for a progressive, transparent and reputable medical cannabis community, all the while ensuring that Cresco is operating in a professional, secure and compliant manner.
Prior to Cresco Labs, Charlie served for 8 years as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Guaranteed Rate. During his tenure at Guaranteed Rate, Charlie established himself as one of the industry’s foremost authorities on regulatory affairs and compliance in one of the nation’s most heavily regulated industries.
Charlie also serves as an adjunct Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law teaching classes on the legal and regulatory matters existing in the emerging cannabis industry.
Charlie holds a J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Arizona.