The smoke clears: How Gov. Hochul’s cannabis regulators should approach their new jobs

9/5/21–Gov. Hochul filled openings atop the state’s new legal-marijuana bureaucracy. Former Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright will chair New York’s Cannabis Control Board, and ex-Drug Policy Alliance staffer Christopher Alexander will run the Office of Cannabis Management. In short, Alexander and Wright must behave more like the liquor or tobacco control authorities than craft beer or wine or tobacco enthusiasts. Read