Former Brooklyn Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright tapped to head state recreation pot office

Former Brooklyn Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright was tapped to head the Cannabis Control Board, the state agency created to regulate the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday.

Wright’s nomination is expected approved by the state Senate the same day.

Chris Alexander, who worked for the Drug Policy Alliance, an advocacy group aimed at ending the prohibition on adult-use pot, will lead the Office of Cannabis Management, the agency overseeing the day-to-day operations of cannabis cultivation, sales and licensing.

“With these appointments she’s making right now, we’re seeing people who will create a more grassroots, inclusive cannabis program that focuses on the social equity components of the

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