Jordan Wellington, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer at Simplifya, 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 organize the Division’s stakeholder engagement process and draft many of the regulations governing retail and medical marijuana in Colorado.
Jordan then joined the Vicente Sederberg law firm, where he has advised hundreds of cannabis businesses on compliance matters across the country. Building upon his work with the firm, Jordan created the vision and co-founded Simplifya, a software company that provides compliance solution to cannabis businesses and consultants. As Simplifya’s Cheif Compliance Officer, Jordan continues to help develop new features and improve its unique systems to continually make life easier for cannabis businesses.
In addition, Jordan continues his government affairs and public policy work. He regularly advises elected officials and regulators from across the globe on the responsible regulation of cannabis. Jordan also continues to author legislation and regulations in Colorado and other states, having most recently worked on legislation relating to permissive vertical integration, fiber recycling, and autism. Finally, Jordan has helped to author the white papers “Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Regulatory Recommendations for States and Nations” and “Cannabis Testing Policy: Recommendations for more Thoughtful and Consistent Regulations.”