Compliance Specialist SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Posted Oct 20, 2020

This role reports to our Compliance Manager.


Policy developments:

  • Track and summarize US Federal and state legislation in FiscalNote and use industry resources to track additional jurisdictions, including international (Canada) and relevant local and municipal
  • Track regulations relating to advertising, packaging and labeling, retail locations, concentrate, sales restrictions and vapor products (including e-cigarettes)
  • Inform key business partners of changes in policy/regulations that will affect PAX or its brand partners
  • Tag bills for priority, subject matter, and provide quick summary
  • Complete in-depth analysis on bills that require potential lobbying efforts, in conjunction with Government Affairs and Compliance Team members
  • Update packaging & labeling and advertising workbooks for any new rule changes
  • Support Government Affairs in lobbying efforts as needed

State Regulatory Review:

  • Draft and coordinate regulatory reviews for new markets
  • Review all content produced by PAX’s brand partners
  • Review all US and Canadian packaging labels for devices and pods
  • Assist with review of blog, journal, and social media content for compliance concerns

Brand Partner Content Moderation:

  • Review all content produced by PAX’s brand partners for compliance concerns
  • Advise commercial team on brand partner communications alerting them to compliance concerns

Pod Label Review/Device Packaging Review:

  • Review all US and Canadian pod packaging labels
  • Review Device Packaging
  • Keep workbooks/checklists for packaging review up-to-date

Marketing Channels Owned by PAX:

  • Assist with review of blog, journal, and social media content for compliance concerns

Internal processes for the Compliance team:

  • Assist the Compliance Manager with the maintenance of team resources, training materials, workbooks and SOPs
  • Assist with preparing materials for training of employees on compliance programs and SOPs.

Assist with commercial due diligence programs with brand partners and authorized retailers by:

  • Collecting licenses from operators; determining licensure required for Brand Partners and retailers as PAX expands into new states

Support compliance program implementation in retail channel by:

  • Maintaining program of document collection
  • Reviewing compliance documentation and entering information into tracking platforms
  • Supporting Inside Sales Team and Territory Sales Managers in compliance initiatives

Support Compliance Manager in maintenance of Brand Partner compliance program channel by:

  • Keeping auditable database of BP documentation updated
  • Assisting with weekly audit requests with Brand Partner Managers

Support Compliance Managers in review of Marketing Department initiatives by:

  • Reviewing materials/collateral submitted for review by Marketing Department
  • Coordinating legal comments on materials submitted for communication to Marketing team


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  • Competitive compensation, equity & bi-annual performance reviews
  • Fully funded comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401K plan
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Cell Phone reimbursement
  • Employee Purchase Program for discounted PAX devices
  • Weekly catered lunch, endless snacks and beverages
  • Dog Friendly HQ in the Mission District of San Francisco
  • Employee Assistance Program including access to online legal support


  • 2+ years of experience in regulatory, compliance or policy position in heavily regulated industry (cannabis industry a bonus, but not required)
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Enthusiasm for PAX and the cannabis industry generally


  • BS or BA degree from accredited college or university


PAX Labs is an award-winning, consumer technology brand that supports responsible, adult cannabis use. Our products represent the gold standard in product quality and we aim to move the space beyond outdated stereotypes. Most of all, we want to be good stewards for a product and movement that enhances many people’s lives.

Headquartered in San Francisco, PAX is backed by leading technology investors including Tiger Global and Tao Invest (Pritzker family fund). We are an exceptional team with hardware and software backgrounds in consumer technology, healthcare, and biotech, and are growing to deliver on our mission. Our internal culture values diversity, integrity, having an impact, and passion for the larger movement that PAX is a part of.

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