Four appointments have been made to New York’s newly formed Cannabis Control Board and Office of Cannabis Management under New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Set up by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Office of Cannabis Management cannot set guidelines or issue licenses necessary for residents to distribute, process, farm and open dispensaries and consumption locations until the 13-member board has been filled.
Hochul said one of her “top priorities” since replacing Gov. Andrew Cuomo was to get the state’s cannabis industry up and running.
Earlier this month the state senate confirmed Tremaine Wright, Hochul’s pick, as the Cannabis Control Board Chair and named Christopher Alexander executive director of the Office of Cannabis Management.
On Sept. 8, state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced his appointment, Adam Perry, to the Cannabis Control Board; Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins appointed former Sen. Jen Metzger.
Cuomo came under fire during his final months in office for failing to make appointments…