The first public Cannabis Regulatory Commission meeting will be held virtually on April 12 at 2 p.m., marking the official start of the CRC’s work to craft New Jersey’s adult-use and medical cannabis marketplace.
Cannabis Regulatory Commission Chair Dianna Houenou said it would be the first meeting of many “as we put the values of equity and safety into practice in regulating this new industry.”
CRC appointments have been officially filed for all five members of the CRC after months of an incomplete commission and brief legal pressures following the appointments of a commission that originally did not include a representative of a social justice organization or a Black man. The final commissioner, Charles Barker, was appointed on March 24. Barker replaced William Wallace, director of the professional division of Local 342 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, who transitioned to the role of director of labor relations for the Commission.
Other commissioners include South Jersey-based social worker Krista Nash, former Verizon Vice President for External Affairs Samuel Delgado, and Department of Health Director of Policy and Legislative Services Maria Del Cid. Jeff Brown, who’s run the state’s medical cannabis program through the Department of Health since 2018, will serve as executive director.
The link for members of the public and media to attend will be posted here.