The state agency that regulates Oregon’s cannabis sector could have its first representative with experience in the marijuana industry.
Here’s what you need to know about Maletis:
- Earlier this year he opened Oregon Hub, a five-acre cannabis campus designed for research and cultivation. Oregon Hub is home to, among other companies, Phylos Bioscience, a cannabis seed technology research firm founded by Mowgli Holmes.
- He has served on three cannabis advisory panels for the OLCC, which has regulated recreational marijuana in the state since 2014.
- His family has a decades-long history of alcohol distribution in Oregon.
- If approved, Maletis will replace longtime commission member Bob Rice.