Jordan Wellington

Director of Compliance, Vicente Sederberg LLC

Jordan Wellington, Esq., Director of Compliance at Vicente Sederberg LLC, graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in May of 2009. Jordan served as the sole legislative staffer assigned to shepherd the legislation implementing Amendment 64 and the legalization of cannabis through the Colorado General Assembly. He then was hired by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division to serve as the sole policy analyst and tasked with organizing the Division’s entire stakeholder engagement process and personally drafting most of the regulations governing retail and medical marijuana in Colorado.

Since joining Vicente Sederberg, Jordan has advised policy makers and regulators from across the globe on the responsible regulation of cannabis; including California, Spain, Minnesota, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Denmark, Germany, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Columbia, Alaska, and France. In addition to his policy policy work, Jordan also created and now oversee’s Vicente Sederberg’s Compliance Department. The Department’s team of dedicated staff advise clients across the country on complying with the complex web of technical, operational, tracking, and record keeping requirements mandated by states and local governments. In managing the Department’s continuing evolution, Jordan is a Founder and serves as the Director of Compliance for Simplifya, a new company that provides a compliance software solution to cannabis businesses, cannabis compliance companies, and government regulators.

On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip Baker talks with Jordan Wellington an associate at Vicente Sederberg LLC in Denver Colorado. Jordan’s primary focus at Vicente Sederberg LLC is on regulatory compliance and government affairs. Jordan basically spends his time teaching cannabis businesses how to operate under compliance, and teaching policymakers all over the world how to regulate cannabis in a responsible way. Jordan also serves on the Marijuana Research Advisory Group, which was convened by the Colorado School of Public Health at University of Colorado Denver, and Advisory Board on Good Marijuana Cultivation and Handling Practices, convened by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Roll one up and listen in as Jordan and Chip talk about policy, politics, and the industry path into the future.