Massachusetts marijuana agency seeking executive director

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is hiring. And not just for any job.

The board needs an executive director.

The director “will guide internal operations and chair the Cannabis Advisory Board,” according to TV station WWLP. Qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree and at least five years in a supervisory role.

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 3.

The board, meanwhile, has until mid-March to establish regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana industry, along with protocols for awarding business permits.

But industry insiders have expressed concerns that Massachusetts may take much longer than scheduled to get its adult-use marijuana industry fully up and running.

Commission chairman Steven Hoffman told the Chicopee TV station, however, “we’re going to hit the deadlines, and we’re going to do it right.”