California governor appoints members to cannabis business appeals board

California Gov. Jerry Brown has taken another step toward solidifying his state’s cannabis business permitting system with the appointment of three new board members who will oversee appeals from license applicants that have been denied or licensees that have been disciplined by regulators.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Brown’s three appointees, all Democrats, were:

  • Sabrina D. Ashjian of Fresno, county prosecutor
  • Diandra Bremond of Los Angeles, college lecturer
  • Adrian Carpenter of Plumas Lake, a staff attorney for the governor

Two more appointments still must be made, by the speaker of the state Assembly and the state Senate Rules Committee, the newspaper reported.

The board will mainly deal with companies that have applied for but been rejected for marijuana business permits, and existing licensees that run afoul of state regulations in some fashion.

The board’s formation is also part of the evolving enforcement picture for California marijuana companies given that there are unanswered questions about how state industry regulations will be enforced and the uncertainty over when full annual business licenses will be issued.

2 comments on “California governor appoints members to cannabis business appeals board
  1. George Bianchini on

    Great, Probably a good idea to get the legal part up to speed. First screw up a system that was working pretty good with 217 pages of rules and solutions for problems that did not exist. Then hire a bunch of politicians and attorneys to handle all the lawsuits and appeals. The Black Market can’t thank you enough, it’s like the Sacramento cannabis lawmakers are the personal lobbyist for the illegal market.

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  2. Pat on

    “California Gov. Jerry Brown has taken another step toward solidifying his state’s cannabis business permitting system..”

    S-O-L-I-D-F-Y-I-N-G. Solidifying what exactly? The bureaucracy?? Pretending to be doing something constructive? All that should have happened in the front end, when this law was being developed. The process largely shut out the common man’s comments/opinions at the state capitol. The law is what it is now. Something like this will do nothing to effectively mitigate the so many things broken with this “law.” What a waste. What a joke. And folks in power know this. The horse is out of the barn “as is.” This will do nothing to change the course of events that were set in motion, on purpose ( by the legislature and its special interest friends ); and, the ensuing reaction that the rest of the people ( whom were ignored/not listened to ) took to protect their own interests. How was that not the expectation of the state?

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