A Guide to Regulatory Compliance: In the Face of More Regulations

September 25, 2022 | 10:15 am | Room 2 | Compliance, Operations Management

Colorado legalized Medical Cannabis in 2000 and Adult-Use in 2014. More than $12 billion in Cannabis has been sold since legalization in 2014, with the state collecting over $2 billion in taxes. As the Colorado market continues to mature, new brands/operators are still entering the market, even with the current saturation. Currently Colorado has 400+ pages of Regulations for operators to comply with. With large amounts of rules and regulations, it can sometimes create overwhelm and promote compliance complacency in licensed facilities. Join us for an interesting discussion on integrating industry best practices in the face of more regulations.

Jenny Germano, Founder/CEO, ICS Consulting Service

Jennifer Germano began working in the Colorado Marijuana Industry in 2009 after she transitioned over from working in commercial kitchens for 23 years in the restaurant industry.

She worked her way from the ground floor through every employee and management position in medical dispensaries to the level of director of operations of a multi-million dollar recreational dispensary and cultivation operation in 2014.

Jennifer is a long-time industry vet, witnessing the industry in Colorado going from an unregulated wild west in 2009 to the strictly regulated market of 2022, with 13+ years of experience. This experience has taught her the importance of implementing, understanding regulation and protocol.

In 2015 Jennifer founded ICS Consulting Service and transitioned from being an employee in the regulated Cannabis Industry to Founder/CEO of a compliance focused consulting business. ICS specializes in Compliance based services, such as Third-Party State Regulatory Audits, State and Local License Application Support, Cannabis Technical and Specification Writing, Standard Operating Procedures Development, Compliance Operations Training, Employee Retention Solutions, Employee Onboarding, Manufacturer Food and Product Safety Certifications/ServSafeĀ® Instructor, OSHA certified, Licensed Facility Build-out Support, HR Compliance and Operational Compliance Readiness Support.

Jenny is involved in Marijuana Policy in Colorado. She has participated in the Government Marijuana Rulemaking process for 4 years. In January 2020 she joined the Science and Policy Workgroup and was nominated as Co-Chair of the Sampling Subcommittee. Jenny continues her passion for improving and drafting Marijuana Regulations in the State of Colorado in 2022 through Marijuana workgroup engagement.