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NJ legal weed, medical marijuana commission finally meeting. What they should address

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission is finally holding its first meeting, nearly two years after it was established.

The CRC is set to meet at 2 p.m. Monday, where its five members will begin the process of overseeing legal weed, medical marijuana and the industries expected to grow around them.

The agenda for the meeting, held virtually, is light. CRC chairwoman Dianna Houneou and executive director Jeff Brown will make remarks. The panel will elect a vice chair. They will adopt an official logo and set a meeting schedule.

The five members of the CRC are:

  • Houneou, chair: Senior policy adviser to Gov. Phil Murphy, and a former policy director with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, where she helped craft the 2019 proposed marijuana legalization bills that laid the groundwork for the laws now enacted.
  • Charles Barker: Projects specialist on U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s staff and member of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization.
  • Maria Del Cid: Policy and legislative services director at the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • Sam Delgado: Retired Verizon public affairs executive, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, founding board member of the New Jersey Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. (Nominated by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin.)
  • Krista Nash: Social worker and director for the Program for Returning Offenders with Mental Illness Safely Effectively (PROMISE) with the Delaware Valley chapter of Volunteers of America. [Read more at Asbury Park Press]
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