September 1, 2017

Holy Cross grad McBride tapped for Cannabis Control Commission, secures anti-legalization majority

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Advocates say retail marijuana facilities bring jobs, ancillary development and fiscal benefits to the cities and towns where they set up shop. And safety too.

The latest appointee ensures that the new commission that will regulate legal marijuana will feature a majority of members who voted against the legalization ballot law.

Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday appointed an attorney with experience working for the attorney general’s office, state Senate and Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to the newly minted Cannabis Control Commission.

Britte McBride, a Lynnfield resident, will join former state Sen. Jennifer Flanagan and former Bain and Company partner Steve Hoffman on the panel that will lead the state’s efforts to get a legal marijuana industry up and running by next summer.

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