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WATCH | Webinar: "Green" Building Lessons for the Cannabis Industry

The “green” or sustainable building industry experienced explosive growth and widespread market adoption since its inception in the 1990s. The industry also experienced many growing pains and challenges. We can look back on the “green” building industry’s 30+ years of experience to identify and manage evolving risks in the cannabis industry.

In this webinar (recorded live on March 25, 2021) with Green Light Law Group attorney Daniel Shortt, and guest attorney Nicole DeNamur from Sustainable Strategies, we cover various topics including sustainability claims, third party certification, disclosures and proactive risk management best practices.


Nicole DeNamur (she/her/hers) is a WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, EcoDistricts AP, LEED Green Associate, attorney and sustainability consultant. She leverages more than a decade of past experience practicing construction and insurance law to view sustainability issues through a risk management lens. Her consulting company, Sustainable Strategies, helps companies manage sustainable innovation and provides training and educational programming on a variety of sustainability topics. Nicole regularly presents on her holistic, proactive and collaborative approach to risk management and is an award-winning contributing author and has developed and taught graduate courses at the University of Washington and Boston Architectural College.

Daniel Shortt is a corporate and regulatory attorney at Green Light Law Group’s Seattle, Washington location who works extensively with entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. He advises clients on matters related to both hemp and marijuana, and frequently speaks on legal issues relating to cannabis across the country and abroad. Daniel is quoted as an authority on cannabis law in dozens of publications including Marijuana Moment, Hemp Industry Daily, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg, to name a few. He also served as an Executive Board Member on the Washington State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Section from 2018-2020. Daniel graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where he worked extensively with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to fund and establish the Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP).