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.
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.