MA regulatory board appointee opposed recreational cannabis
A Democratic state senator who opposed the ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana in Massachusetts was appointed Wednesday to the regulatory board that will oversee the state’s cannabis industry.
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, the first appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission, will serve as an associate commissioner beginning Sept. 1, after she resigns from her Senate seat.
The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) will oversee both recreational and medical marijuana and is charged with screening and licensing applicants for retail stores that are expected to begin opening in mid-2018.
The choice of Gov. Charlie Baker, Flanagan opposed marijuana initiative on the November
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