State House News is reporting that Treasurer Deb Goldberg has named former Bain and Company partner Steven Hoffman as Chair of the about-to-be-formed Cannabis Control Commission. When all is said and done, the CCC will regulate all things cannabis in the Commonwealth, including the regulated adult use market and the existing medical marijuana program. Like Gov. Baker’s pick, former Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, Mr. Hoffman voted against Question 4 in November. There are three appointments left.
As we told the Associated Press in an interview, we would assume that at least one appointment will be a former regulator from an adult use state, such as Colorado, or an experienced cannabis investor or operator.