Publicly Traded Cannabis Company Plans $500M (!) EB-5 Raise (!!)

Cannabis and business immigration don’t mix. Or at least that’s the conservative guidance we often give clients that come to us with that question. That’s not because a particular investment may not be sound, rather because federal law creates inherent conflicts between immigration eligibility and participating in a cannabis venture.

Kate Robertson at MJBizDaily reported on March 1, on a first of its kind development in the space. Bright Green Corp., a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq exchange is planning to raise half a billion dollars in foreign capital through the U.S. EB-5 program. At first blush, that seems patently insane. But, there are a few important aspects of Bright Green’s proposal and 2022 EB-5 regulations that, at least in principal, make it more of a wildly risky gambit.

Cannabis and immigration

U.S. Immigration law is contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). The INA is federal law and administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). Similarly, in spite of dozens of states enacting legislation that allows for recreational or medicinal use of cannabis, it remains federally illegal to possess, produce, and sell under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) as a schedule I substance. The INA

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