Director of Compliance
Cannabis compliance, licensing, and regulatory relations.


Relevant Skills

Building a successful compliance program, Reducing deficiencies received during inspections, Adapting new regulatory requirements

Expertise Summary
  • Leighton is a Director of Compliance with 4+ years of experience in cannabis compliance, licensing, and regulatory relations.
  • Leighton built a successful compliance program, scaling from 4 licenses to 13 licenses, with oversight of 26 cannabis facilities while managing a team to support compliance for both dispensary and cultivation operations.
  • In Leighton’s first year as a Director of Compliance, he was able to bring the deficiencies received from state regulatory oversight during inspections down from 122 in the prior year to 24 over 8 dispensaries and 5 cultivation sites with a few perfect inspections.
  • Leighton successfully launched adult-use cannabis from ballot to the first sale within 3 months while ensuring the dispensary and cultivation operations adapted to new regulatory requirements through the use of updated procedures and training.
  • Leighton has been the chair of a dispensary association compliance committee for 2 years, leading industry-wide discussions regarding various topics to help develop and grow a cohesive marketplace while supporting regulatory requirements.

2022 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide

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