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By Brandon Johansson, Aurora Sentinel

After 24 years with Ball Aerospace, Davis recently left the high-tech firm for a job with local marijuana retailer Good Chemistry


AURORA | For more than two decades at Ball Aerospace, Laura Davis’s days were filled with security clearances, spacecraft and defense contracts.

These days she’s more worried about sprawling marijuana gardens cranking out Grizzly Purple Kush and Alien Dawg indica.

Laura Davis stands in front of a marijuana collage Feb. 9 at Good Chemistry, an Aurora dispensary located on East Iliff Avenue. Davis, the director of compliance for Good Chemistry, left her job with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp to join the cannabis industry.“It is a different industry,” she said with a grin. “But I like that.”

After 24 years with Ball Aerospace, Davis recently left the high-tech firm for a job with local marijuana retailer Good Chemistry. The company announced earlier this month she had joined their executive team as the new director of compliance.

While the industries are obviously different, Davis said the job at Good Chemistry is in many ways similar to her work at Ball. There, she helped the aerospace giant navigate environmental, health and safety regulations.

At Good Chemistry, Davis is again tasked with navigating regulations, but this time she has the added challenge of doing it in an industry that’s still in its infancy.


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