Jacob Irving, J.D. serves as Regulatory Consultant for The Healing Clinics and Vice President of Consulting Services for Bridge West Consulting and has been a cannabis industry participant, activist, and patient advocate since 2014. Jacob served as Chief Operating Officer, Director of Compliance and Government Affairs, and Compliance Officer for Ilera Holistic Healthcare, one of two wholesale cultivation and manufacturing companies in the state of Louisiana.
During his three years at IHH, Jacob helped create the initial company SOPS, erect the company’s cultivation and processing facilities, purchase equipment, manage company compliance, run company operations, and was instrumental in transforming the Louisiana medical cannabis industry from a start-up into a viable market.
Jacob also lobbied the legislature and cannabis regulatory agencies and was instrumental in bringing vaporizers and cannabis flower into the Louisiana market, as well as expanding qualifying conditions. Throughout his career, Jacob has assisted in the drafting or passage of all things medical cannabis in Louisiana since 2014.
Born with spastic quadriplegia from Cerebral Palsy, Jacob got his entrance into cannabis as a student and patient advocate testifying in front of the Louisiana Legislature to make medical marijuana accessible to himself and other patients.
Jacob attended Louisiana State University Law Center where he graduated Order of Barristers.