Speaker Bio

Mackenzie Ditch Wilcox

Mackenzie Ditch Wilcox

Counsel - License Applications, Cresco Labs

Mackenzie Ditch Wilcox currently serves as Counsel - License Applications for Cresco Labs, a vertically-integrated, multi-state cannabis operator headquartered in Chicago, Ill. Wilcox’s legal background in tax, business and grant writing brings a unique and focused perspective to merit-based cannabis applications. In this position, Wilcox utilizes her legal education and experience to guide the license application process for the company, including licensing, regulatory incorporation and application strategy. In addition, Wilcox helps manage the application licensure process of Cresco Labs’ Social Equity and Education Development (SEED) program, which aids qualifying Social Equity Applicants in applying for various cannabis licenses. To date, the SEED program has incubated and assisted over 40 social equity-qualifying entities in applying for licensure in various areas of the cannabis industry, including retail, craft grow and infuser applications in Illinois.

Wilcox received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and her Juris Doctorate at DePaul University College of Law. Prior to joining Cresco Labs in July 2019, Wilcox worked as a civil litigator in Chicago, Ill. She is a member of the Cook County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.


Creating a Winning License Application