Legal Writer/Cannabis Dispensary Subject Matter Expert (SME) Canna Advisors

The Cannabis Industry is growing exponentially. Cannabis license applications have become increasingly complex, detailed, and competitive as the industry evolves. Only the most prepared and thorough applicants score high enough to secure a state or local license. Canna Advisors has been winning licenses across the country and creating one of the best track records in the industry by helping cannabis entrepreneurs win business licenses, optimize facility design, standardize operations, and maximize business development.
No matter the task, we are passionate about making cannabis the next great American industry.

We have a need for Cannabis Dispensary Subject Matter Experts ( SME) on a 1099/contract basis to produce high-quality cannabis license applications, as well as other business documents contributing to the overall success of Canna Advisors and their clients. In particular, professionals that have experience
researching and writing about cannabis Dispensary Operations and Startups


  • Expertise in contributing to building a dispensary, or involvement in developing initial operations and startup
  • Past experience managing sales volume effectively
  • Working knowledge of seed-to-sale tracking systems (METRC, BioTrack, etc)
  • Experience or familiarity with Cash Storage, Product Storage, and Access Controls Involvement with the procurement and purchase of the product
  • Professional writing experience, including applications, RFP proposals, business plans, and/or Standard Operating Procedures (or other similar, persuasive writing experience)
  • Argumentative, compelling, and exact writing skills, as well as excellent and timely written and verbal communication skills
  • Humility and ability to take constructive criticism and incorporate it into all future work after being briefed on issues once
  • Proactively seek guidance and ask questions in the process of writing materials
  • Ability to research and accurately interpret laws, regulations, and industry best-practices to suit the needs of the assignment
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to recognize and adapt to changing requirements, schedule changes, and any other challenges that might affect a project
  • Ability to work well with other professionals, both peers and subject matter experts
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing projects within a deadline-driven environment


  • Project Management experience
  • Professional experience If federal grant writing or drafting responses to RFPs In-depth, first-hand knowledge of the cannabis industry
  • Demonstrated experience writing winning license applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in pre-law, journalism, communications, sciences, or equivalent degree


$20.00/hr – $40.00/hr, commensurate on experience

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Canna Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Canna Advisors does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Due to the high volume of applicants, most resumes that don’t fulfill the requirements or do not possess professional writing skills may not be contacted.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Temporary

Pay: $20.00 – $40.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule


  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Canna Advisors is committed to doing what’s right during this time. We are working remotely, with limited (scheduled) on-site interactions, which will be reevaluated accordingly.


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • federal or grant writing: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Startup: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Cannabis: 2 years (Required)

Contract Renewal:

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Company’s website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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