Compliance Specialist TerrAscend Baltimore, MD


Pulled from the full job description
  • 401(k) 4% Match
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance

At TerrAscend, we are on a mission to shape the future of the cannabis industry by creating leading marijuana-based therapies for patients and developing premium products for legalized adult recreational use. We are one of the largest and fastest growing multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operators in North America. We’re on a roll and are just getting started!

It’s a Joint Effort
We believe that How We Work Together Matters. Our priority is to assemble a team that believes not just in what we do but how and why we do it. Our most successful team members know that being of service to our patients, our customers, and each other is what separates us from other organizations. Our continued success is dependent upon bringing together the brightest minds in business with best-in-class cultivation and elevated patient and customer experiences, so we continue to set the standard for the industry.
Sound like weed be a good fit? Here’s where you come in.
Our next Compliance Specialist will be responsible for effective development and maintenance of regulatory operations for TerrAscend MD operating under Maryland medical and personal-use cannabis regulations. The Compliance Specialist works closely with the Compliance Manager and Departmental leadership to drive the successful regulatory performance of Maryland licensed retail facilities.
One minute you will be on-site conducting a compliance assessment in one of our dispensaries.
The next minute communicating with regulatory officials on documentation submitted to the Commission.
And the next minute providing an update to business partners on a regulatory updates within the State.
Regardless of the task, it’s critical you have strong situational awareness and EQ as you’ll work with many diverse teams and stakeholders across the organization.
Where you’ll be planted:
This is a hybrid position that requires regular (weekly) on-site visits in our four (4) Maryland dispensaries. We are searching for someone ideally located near our Hagerstown, MD grow & processing facility, but there is not an on-site requirement in Hagerstown. We cannot consider candidates outside the State of Maryland.
Our current dispensary locations are:
Cumberland, MD
Burtonsville, MD
Salisbury, MD
Parkville, MD

To be blunt, this person will:

  • Aid in the development and submittal of standard operating procedures, critical documentation as required by Maryland rules and regulations.
  • Conduct regulatory compliance assessments to ensure conformance with Maryland cannabis rules, regulations, and associated laws.
  • Regularly travel to permitted Maryland dispensary locations to work closely with staff on operations compliance, code of conduct, safety and security standards.
  • Ensure all require reporting to Maryland state regulators are on-time and adequate with rules and regulations.
  • Utilize the company’s internal management software and point of sale system to monitor quality operations including but not limited to inventory tracking, sales compliance, lot and batch tracking.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines pertaining to cannabis.
  • Work with assigned Commission regulatory officials to ensure that all required documentation is in full compliance.
  • Assist with the drafting, reviewal, and approval of retail standard operating procedures.
  • Review executed product labels, certificate of analysis’s, and other quality control records to ensure company standards are being held.
  • Perform root cause analysis for inventory deviations and variances as required and report to management.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of the assigned regulatory processes throughout cultivation, processing, and dispensary facilities.
  • Become a subject matter expert in all applicable internal management and inventory systems.
  • Review and assess sales reports, product deliveries, and other critical documentation.
  • Be knowledgeable of safe workplace operations including security systems and OSHA requirements where applicable.

What We’re High On… We value diverse skillsets, talents, and experiences. To be successful in this role, we know you’ll need:

  • Minimum of 2 years of compliance and/or related professional experience.
  • Strong understanding and practical knowledge of regulatory operations.
  • Cannabis experience is a plus.
  • Must have good organizational and computer skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communications skills as well as the ability to multitask.
  • Must be willing to submit to and pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able and willing to travel regularly to our dispensary sites within Maryland

Benefits (Full-Time Employees eligible):

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (with telehealth option)
  • 401k with 4% company matching (100% vested immediately)
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel
  • Employee Discount (all employees eligible)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability
*** Background Check Requirement ***
As a condition of employment, a complete background investigation will be conducted based on the rules of the specific State in which the employee is hired. Typically, the state investigative process includes a state and federal background check.

EEO Statement
At TerrAscend, employees and applicants are evaluated based on their qualifications, skills, and ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. TerrAscend is committed to assuring equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.
TerrAscend is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy or related medical conditions, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, to include gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender identity, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and coworkers.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The list of job responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, and the like is not exhaustive, rather it is illustrative of the current essential functions required for the position.

This organization participates in E-Verify.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. E-Verify Works for Everyone For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS.

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