Brandon Metoyer
I live in Chicago, IL, where I work medical marijuana industry for Cresco Labs. In 2015, I graduated Cum Latte from Augustana College where I studies geology and economics. Compliance Lead for Cresco Labs in IL. Started their in February 2016 as a cultivation agent and I quickly moved through the ranks into the compliance division of the company. I am hoping to use this opportunity to improve my understanding of different divisions within the company. Cresco Labs is among top medical marijuana cultivators in the United States, and most certainly the largest cannabis company east of the Mississippi River. Moreover, my position as compliance leads demands acute knowledge of internal business operations, along with, external regulations set by federal and state governments. I find meaning in this position because I am actively, everyday, fighting for commercial legalization of marijuana at a state level. Cresco Labs owns cultivation licenses in IL, OH, PA, and MI, giving us a firm grip of the midwestern marijuana market share (we can almost cultivate, package, and sell marijuana, legally, from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean). My vision is to take this medical marijuana opprutunity and grow an industry that is going to provide tens of thousands of jobs, as well as billions of dollars in state tax revenue. Through that fiscal prosperity, I plan to act on my political aspirations for the fine state of Illinois. Furthermore improving the welfare of my fellow community. "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish." -Steve Jobs