New York lawmakers approved two officials for the state’s adult-use cannabis program in a special session this week, WHAM reports.
Former Democratic Assemblywoman Termaine Wright was approved as chair of the Cannabis Control Board and criminal justice reform advocate Christopher Alexander will become the Executive Director of the Office of Cannabis Management, which will set the rules and regulations for growers and retailers in the cannabis space.
Both appointees were nominated by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who recently ascended to the office following the resignation of disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.