The forward progress keeps on coming! This week, New York’s legislature made its two appointments to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), leaving us just two appointments shy of a full board. As per the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), the five (5) person CCB is comprised of a Chairperson (nominated by the governor and approved by the legislature), two (2) board members appointed by the governor, one (1) board member appointed by the New York’s Senate Majority Leader, and one (1) board member appointed by the speaker of the New York State Assembly.

New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins appointed former New York State Senator Jen Metzger. New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie appointed Adam W. Perry, a Buffalo attorney.

Here is what we know about the appointees:

Jen Metzger

A former state senator who served one (1) term representing the Hudson Valley and is a New York City native. Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousin’s announcement included this statement from new board member Metzger:

“I am honored to have been selected by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to serve on the Cannabis Control Board. New York is entering a new chapter with legalized adult-use marijuana that has been

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