Jordan Wellington is a partner at VS Strategies based in Denver. He also serves of counsel at Vicente Sederberg LLP.
Jordan has played a key role in drafting cannabis legislation and regulations in Colorado and other states. He regularly advises government officials, businesses, and organizations from around the U.S. and across the globe on the responsible regulation of cannabis.
Jordan joined VS as compliance director in 2014 and helped launch the firm's regulatory compliance practice. He also co-founded a cannabis regulatory compliance software company, Simplifya, where he continues to serve as an advisor.
Previously, Jordan was a legislative staffer in the Colorado House of Representatives, where he shepherded legislation through the General Assembly to implement the state’s voter-approved legalization law, Amendment 64. He was then hired as a senior regulatory analyst for the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division in the state Department of Revenue, where he organized the division's stakeholder engagement process and drafted many of the state regulations governing retail and medical cannabis.
Jordan has served on several public and private sector advisory boards and working groups dedicated to developing sensible cannabis policies. He has also co-authored white papers on behalf of cannabis industry organizations regarding cannabis packaging, labeling, and testing policies. He frequently appears in the media discussing cannabis policy and business matters, and he is a co-host of Weed Wonks, a podcast focused on cannabis policy. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he teaches a class titled, “Regulating Cannabis."