Los Angeles appoints chief of marijuana department

A longtime California marijuana advocate will oversee Los Angeles’ Department of Cannabis Regulation.

The L.A. City Council has confirmed Cat Packer as executive director of the newly created department, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Packer – a former director for the California chapter of Drug Policy Alliance – will work alongside the five-member Cannabis Commission that will help develop the L.A.’s marijuana industry rules.

According to the Times, the council also approved the commission’s members:

  • Robert Ahn, an ex-planning commissioner
  • Rita Villa, a certified public accountant
  • Philip D. Mercado, of Southern California Permanente Medical Group
  • Misty Wilks, a lawyer
  • Victor Narro, formerly of the police commission

Los Angeles is trying to gear up for the January 2018 launch of California’s recreational marijuana market.

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One comment on “Los Angeles appoints chief of marijuana department
  1. Lyle Courtsal on

    Uhoh, big mainstream wonks don’t understand consciousness expansion. Osbourne banned off the TED talks for talking that. So if some shows signs of being negative on all beneficial medical psychological efficacy, holding someones personal healing experiences in contempt or otherwise. replace them with someone more amenable to the industry. Attended a Washington liquor control board hearing on cannabis legalization that was chaired by a woman who owned two wineries. Conflict of interest? Uh-huh. . .

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