The Cannabis Control Commission has filled its last vacant seat, ending a prolonged stretch without a full roster of Commissioners. Filling the void left by Commissioner McBride’s resignation late last year, Governor Baker, Treasurer Goldberg and Attorney General Healey recently appointed Ava Callender Concepcion as the Commission’s newest member. A Dorchester native and graduate of New England Law School, Concepcion joins the Commission from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office where she most recently served as Director of Governmental Affairs and External Partnership. Prior to working in the District Attorney’s Office, Concepcion held several positions in the public sector including working as a Victim Witness Advocate in the Boston Municipal Court system.
Along with new Commissioners Nurys Z. Camargo and Bruce Stebbins, Commissioner Concepcion will join a Commission eager to implement new regulations, which took effect earlier this month, and also keen to redouble its efforts in promoting equity and diversity in the Commonwealth’s blossoming cannabis industry.