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Former Bain consultant named top marijuana regulator

News Posted Aug 30 2017

States with budding medical and recreational marijuana programs have a lot of groundwork to do before any regulations are set or any cannabis can be grown. Massachusetts officials were on a tight deadline but finally picked Steven Hoffman as the chair of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Hoffman will be in charge of hiring the commission's executive director amongst other staff, and giving the final say on new rules and regulations over the entire state's cannabis industry. It was tough to find someone qualified in all the right places, but Hoffman's long-standing carreer in developing businesses, management, and corporate strategy will be an asset to the new cannabis program.

“I am honored to be appointed Chair of the Cannabis Control Commission by Treasurer Goldberg,” Hoffman said in a statement. “I hope to guide this Commission thoughtfully and responsibly as we implement the legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. We have a lot to do, I am excited to get to work.”

“Steven brings a wealth of invaluable experience from a long and distinguished career in business development, corporate strategy and senior management,” Goldberg said in a statement. “I am confident that he will serve the Commonwealth well and steer this brand-new industry in the right direction.”

Original article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/31/former-bain-consultant-named-top-marijuana-regulator/pCCAv7dGc3PMHqSXSZwqgJ/story.html

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