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David Friedman

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

For over two decades, David wore two hats; he ran a commercial construction company and was also a zoning attorney. In 2017 he combined those unique skill sets along with his passion for cannabis to co-found, Grow America Builders, one of the only national Consulting+Design+Build firms working exclusively in the cannabis industry.

David’s vision was to create a company that would be a true one stop for any cannabis licensee; consulting, zoning, land development, architecture, engineering, interior design, and turnkey construction. That vision came to life via Grow America, and since its inception, David and his team have worked on virtually every type of cannabis facility literally from coast to coast . Grow America has worked on over sixty dispensaries, and numerous cultivation, infustion and manufacturing facilities across fourteen states in almost every scope and capacity. In 2021, Grow America was selected as one of eight firms hired by the State of New York to design and build the first 150 dispensaries in the state; the first public works project of any kind in cannabis.

David earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Iowa and Juris Doctor at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, and currently sits on the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Facility Design Committee.