Speaker Bio


Mackenzie Ditch Wilcox

Mackenzie Ditch Wilcox

Associate Director - Compliance/Legal, PharmaCann, Inc.

Mackenzie Ditch Wilcox currently serves as Associate Director - Compliance/Legal for PharmaCann, Inc, a vertically integrated, multistate 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. Prior to her current role at PharamCann, Wilcox served as Counsel - License Applications for Cresco Labs and most recently, as an Attorney with Dickinson Wright PLLC. Throughout her career in cannabis, she has focused on merit-based license applications, regulatory compliance, and cannabis mergers and acquisitions. Wilcox leverages her experience in the cannabis industry, as well as her legal education, to guide the license application process, including business incorporation, regulatory compliance, and application strategy. She has assisted numerous clients ranging from leading MSOs to family-owned businesses, in their application and award of numerous cannabis business licenses in highly competitive markets.

Wilcox received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and her Juris Doctorate at DePaul University College of Law. Prior to entering the cannabis space, Wilcox worked as a civil litigator in Chicago, Ill. She is a member of the Cook County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association, where she serves as a Cannabis Council Member and regularly presents at legal conferences.