David Fettner

David has been one of Chicago's premier general contractors for over two decades. As a third generation builder, David's expertise in high-end retail and commercial construction provided a seamless transition to the cannabis construction industry. David's versatility in construction is vast and unlimited, but what sets David apart is his legal experience in real estate and zoning law, which gives his clients an advantage when navigating through the numerous zoning, building and compliance codes that regulate cannabis construction.

Illinois Cannabis Welcome Sign

Now That The Smoke Has Cleared: Illinois Cannabis 1 Month Later

Grow America Builders is headquartered in Chicago, so we took a particular interest in how recreational cannabis would be implemented in our home state. There’s no need to rehash the ‘what you need to know’ about legal marijuana in Illinois; that’s been reported on ad nauseum. Instead, we’re going to take a step back and …

Now That The Smoke Has Cleared: Illinois Cannabis 1 Month Later Read More »

Progress on Midway Dispensary

Construction Begins: Midway Dispensary

We are excited to announce that our newest cannabis construction project is underway; The Midway Dispensary in Chicago, Illinois. Upon completion, Midway will be a 4,800 square foot dual use dispensary, serving both medicinal and recreational customers. We’ll be blogging our progress as we move from phase to phase until completion. Keep checking back for …

Construction Begins: Midway Dispensary Read More »

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in South Dakota

South Dakota Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal A first for the nation, South Dakota voters supported legalizing both medicinal and adult-use cannabis during the November 2020 elections. On July 1, 2021, medical dispensaries will begin selling cannabis. The state has until April 1, 2022 to develop rules and regulations for selling …

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in South Dakota Read More »

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Mississippi

Mississippi Cannabis Legal Status: Medical Sales are Legal Based on voting during the November 2020 elections,  Mississippi has until July 1, 2021 to develop regulations for its medicinal marijuana program. The state’s medical marijuana program is estimated to bring in just under $11 million in annual revenue.

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Arkansas

Arkansas Cannabis Legal Status: Medical Sales are Legal There are three main governing bodies of Arkansas cannabis: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (MMC), the Arkansas Beverage Control (ABC), and the Arkansas Dept of Health. Additionally, construction is governed by the local municipal building department. Building Code Building a dispensary in Arkansas is subject to both …

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Arkansas Read More »

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Arizona

Arizona Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal Recreational use applications are now being accepted. The main governing body of Arizona cannabis is the Arizona Department of Health Services. Building Code Building a dispensary in Arizona is subject to both local municipal code, the universal building code and also the Alcoholic Beverage Control …

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Arizona Read More »

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Illinois

Illinois Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal After a few years of a successful medical cannabis program, Illinois started adult use cannabis in January, 2020. There is one primary governing body of Illinois cannabis: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Responsibility (IDFPR). Construction is governed by the local municipal building department. …

Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Illinois Read More »