Gov. Phil Murphy announced Diana Houenou, an administration associate counsel and senior policy advisor, will chair the Cannabis Regulatory Commission Friday.
“Wherever she has worked, she built a wellspring of Trust throughout numerous communities, and in this new role, she will be called upon to continue doing just that,” Murphy said.
Assistant Health Commissioner Jeff Brown, who oversees the state’s medical marijuana program, will serve as the commission’s executive director.
It’s not yet clear exactly what the commission or its mandate will look like. Enabling legislation creating the state’s regulatory framework for recreational marijuana has not yet been introduced, but Murphy’s appointments got a good review from one of the organizations that led the fight for the legalization ballot question.
“Governor Murphy has made an astute choice by naming Dianna Houenou as chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission,” ACLU-NJ Executive Director Amol Sinha…