New York Governor cannabis regulatory heads, senate confirms

9/2/21–Recently inaugurated New York Gov. Kathy Hochul nominated former Drug Policy Alliance staffer Chris Alexander for executive director of the new Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and former New York Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright for chair of the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) during a special legislative session that convened Sept. 1. Hours after Hochul announced her picks to head the OCM and CCB, the Senate confirmed her appointees. Read