Clark Now | Kimberly Roy, M.S. ’19, is a key policy voice as state cannabis commissioner
As one of the regulators overseeing cannabis in Massachusetts, Kimberly Roy, M.S. ’19, is focused on creating awareness about health and safety in an emerging industry.
Roy is currently steering policy that addresses the issue of driving under the influence and wants to incorporate reliable information into the curriculum of driving schools.
“I would hope all of us would think driving while impaired on any substance is a bad idea and it’s important to bring that message to our youth,” says Roy. “I want to provide evidence-based, peer-reviewed information to youth to help them make decisions about driving.”
Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Roy to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission in July, where she holds the public health seat on the five-member board.
Prior to joining the CCC, Roy was the director of external affairs for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, where she oversaw the department’s Face2Face substance misuse prevention and education program. Roy traveled to each corner of Central Massachusetts to deliver that program to nearly 400,000 students.
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