Hilary Bricken in Business Insider

Hilary Bricken has been around the cannabis industry for a long time. As a lawyer at Harris Bricken and one of the chief writers of the popular Canna Law Blog, Bricken is regarded as one of the foremost experts in cannabis law.

As a regulatory expert, she’s been hard at work in 2018. She helped Essence WeHo LLC win three valuable dispensary licenses in California and estimates she’s closed $100 million worth of deals in the past year.

“It’s something I take pride in because these are really difficult deals in a very volatile marketplace,” she said.