Telegram & Gazette | Jennifer Flanagan, Former Legislator from Leominster, Leaving State Cannabis Control Commission
Cannabis Control Commissioner and former Central Mass. lawmaker Jennifer Flanagan is resigning from the regulatory board to join a law firm working on marijuana regulatory policy across the country.
“My job is to implement really thoughtful laws and regulations as the states legalize cannabis,” Flanagan said of her new role as director of regulatory policy at Vicente Sederberg LLC. “Having the knowledge I gained at the CCC as well as as a state legislator for 25 years, I think (we) will really benefit clients that we will be working with across the country.”
Flanagan — a Leominster Democrat who served four years as a state representative and nearly a decade as a state senator — was one of the five original commissioners on the regulatory commission, appointed as a public health representative by Gov. Charlie Baker to a four-year term beginning in Sept. 2017.
Three months later, the commission had written the regulatory framework for the nascent industry, something Flanagan said was the board’s “first and foremost” accomplishment.
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