Massachusetts marijuana oversight board is taking shape

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday picked five people to serve on a Cannabis Advisory Board that will help guide regulators enforcing recreational and medical marijuana laws. The governor’s selections bring to 15 the number of advisory board members. The panel eventually will consist of 25 members, who will be tasked with offering recommendations to the Cannabis Control Commission. The five-member commission, which must be in place by Sept. 1, will regulate Massachusetts’ cannabis sector. The governor’s appointees, according to The Boston Globe:
  • John Carmichael: Town of Walpole’s police chief and staunch opponent of cannabis use.
  • Kim Napoli: Labor
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