Chelsey Joseph began her cannabis career in early 2009 for Colorado Dispensary Services under Jill Lamoureux, starting as a General Manager of the flagship location in Boulder. Chelsey was promoted to Assistant Manager of Retail Operations in 2011 and assisted with the licensing of three additional dispensaries. While in this role, she gained experience networking in the industry and working with state and local regulators. In response to the need for brand and policy consistency, Chelsey developed the first company-wide standard operating procedures for Colorado Dispensary Services.
Chelsey became involved with industry groups like the National Cannabis Industry Association, and was a speaker at a press conference held at CU Boulder during a visit from President Barack Obama in May of 2012. Chelsey graduated in December of 2012 from the University of Colorado in Boulder where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, emphasizing in Sustainable Development, and a minor degree in Business Administration. In July of 2014, Chelsey was a speaker at the Meet the Experts conference held in Florida, where she shared the Colorado experience with prospective license applicants, taking them through Colorado’s story beginning in the early unregulated market of 2008 through today’s tightly regulated medical and recreational markets.