Currently working Pro Bono on legislation for legalization in the kingdom of eSwatini and mentoring future cannabis entrepreneur while increasing experienced indigenous growers knowledges.
Jordan Curl is a cannabis entrepreneur, a United States Marine Corps combat veteran , and an international educator. Jordan is a practitioner and proponent of medical cannabis as a therapeutic treatment for PTSD and other ailments, and a cannabis advocate who has been part of the effort to legalize cannabis since 2004.
At age 17 Jordan enlisted in the Marine Corps infantry and was deployed to Helmand province Afghanistan for two combat tours as a fire-team leader, and an instructor and advisor to the Afghan National Army and Jordanian Armed Forces. Jordan’s military career also took him to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait for joint combat and training operations with their respective militaries.
Jordan has worked in the medical and recreational cannabis industry in California, Oregon, and Washington since 2010, and has acquired a high degree of experience within the many modalities of cannabis: cultivation, extraction, processing, and formulations, across a diverse group of products such as vape cartridges, topicals and edibles that he has helped bring to market. He has a deep knowledge of hydrocarbon distillation, chromatography extractions,solventless extractions, and a range of cultivation methods, including indoor, outdoor, greenhouse, mixed lighting and vertical for both soil and hydroponics.
In 2012, Jordan co-founded Vulcan Mountain Herbal in Seattle to address the future needs of the still budding cannabis market. VMH is a veteran owned and operated medical marijuana patient cooperative that specializes in indoor growing and vertically integrated processing, extraction and distribution of medical cannabis to its patient network. Many innovative solutions and products that were created by VMH and its partners have now been adopted by the cannabis industry.
In 2014, Jordan and his VMH business partners incorporated VMH into a recreational cannabis company called Vulcan Mountain Farms, the second company in the state of Washington to receive a recreational grow licenses for a 20,000 Square foot Tier 2 outdoor production facility. Through Jordan carefully cultivated cannabis network, he was responsible for the collection of over 100 different strains of mother plants and 200 different types of seed genetics for VMFs genetics library, as well as establishing the training and education program for cultivation and extractions. Notably, the company was one of the first in Seattle to accept cryptocurrency.
In 2016, Jordan became the acquisitions manager for Seattle Bubble Works, an Artisan producer of water extracted bubble hash and prerolls, his role there included visiting and assessing licensed production facilities on their ability to grow cannabis and produce finished product to be used for the company as extraction material. At this time Jordan also started his consulting agency for the medical cannabis sector in Washington and Oregon, called Growers Without Borders, to assist medical patients conducting small grows for themselves or other patients, this work as flowed over to other countries such as Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, Poland and South Africa.
Jordan continues to co-own a medical cannabis delivery service and extraction facility in Seattle. And in 2017 he established a veterans training program, focused on growing and extraction education, called Warriors to Weed. He has consulted on multiple operations throughout the West Coast cannabis markets as well as internationally.
Jordan is currently the senior cultivation and extraction associate for iCAN serve, a division of iCAN that provides a range of services to cannabis companies on every continent but Antarctica. Currently he acts as a European representative for iCAN, focusing on creating deal flow, scouting IP for the companies incubator and investment arm, and providing on the ground, qualitative research and analysis for the retail and industry markets for clients focusing on the European sector.