Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Dominique Mendiola is replacing Mark Bolton as the state’s Director of Marijuana Coordination.
“Coordination is key in ensuring Colorado maintains an effective adult use legalized marijuana strategy,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “We are excited to welcome Dominque to the team. I look forward to her guidance as new issues emerge that require our attention.”
Mendiola began her work in marijuana policy and regulation with the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division in 2014, serving as the Deputy Director. In this role, she managed rule-making and communications. She also conducted legal and policy analyses, facilitated the initiation and resolution of administrative actions, monitored and advised on policy matters, facilitated stakeholder engagement, and served as the primary liaison between the Division and Office of the Attorney General.
Mendiola received her political science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009, and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2012. Prior to joining the Marijuana Enforcement Division, she practiced law in Texas and Colorado with a focus in civil litigation.