David Wenger is the Chief Global Initiatives Officer for the Bhang Corporation focused on expansion and development initiatives in Europe and Asia.
He wrote a seminal White Paper on the US cannabis industry, “The Green Regulatory Arbitrage: A Case for Investing in US Multi-State Vertically-Integrated Cannabis Companies” (New Cannabis Ventures, Sept 2018), widely read across the world.
He is also is a longtime cannabis industry investor, managing a multimillion-dollar family portfolio invested since 2016 in privately-held and public US and foreign cannabis companies.
David is a member of the US Senate Cannabis Working Group and the US House of Representatives Cannabis Working Group. In those roles, he has the historic opportunity to work with senior Congressional staffers on advancing federal cannabis legislation. David also serves on New York Governor Cuomo’s Cannabis Advisory Board and on America Israel Cannabis Association’s Advisory Board.
Prior to his professional involvement in the cannabis industry, for 13 years David represented foreign government and major corporate clients in high-stakes complex cross-border disputes and transactions. Working in the New York office of leading global law firm DLA Piper, David acted for clients around the world such as Kingdom of Thailand, Petrobras, Ruler of Dubai, Afghanistan, PPG, Irving Shipbuilding, Pfizer, Troy (Vietnam), and Oman.