Massachusetts regulatory agency dominated by anti-MJ members

Massachusetts has finalized its Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), and four of the appointees to the five-member panel voted against recreational marijuana legalization.

Britte McBride, a former assistant state attorney general, and Kay Doyle, deputy general counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Public, were appointed to the CCC on Friday, and both voted against the adult-use measure, according to MassLive.com.

McBride was appointed by Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey; Doyle was one of two mutually agreed appointees chosen by Healey, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic Treasurer Deb Goldberg.

Two earlier appointees also voted against the adult-use cannabis ballot question: longtime Boston businessman Steven Hoffman, appointed Thursday by Goldberg, and former Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, appointed last week by Baker.

The fifth commissioner, Shaleen Title, was appointed Friday by Healey, Baker and Goldberg. Title voted for the rec cannabis measure, according to MassLive.com, and was a leading advocate for minority inclusion in the legal cannabis industry.

The new agency is responsible for regulating marijuana in Massachusetts and will work with the Cannabis Advisory Board.

– Associated Press

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  1. Antonia Litwak September 1, 2017
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