Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you consider that a lot of startups pay their "employees" in equity that's basically kindling until they're bought by Facebook for a billion dollars.)
What's even riskier? Being GC for a pot dispensary. They're legal under state laws in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, but the Feds still list marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic, along with heroin and LSD.
So you'd think your new pot company can't be publicly traded, right?