cannabis businesses in New York

Legalize Cannabis in New York: Who is on the Control Board?

The state of New York may legalize cannabis sooner rather than later. On January 7th, 2021 New York State Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, tweeted “It’s time to finally legalize marijuana and create an equitable adult-use cannabis program that generates much needed revenue for New York.”

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Only 9 short months later, Hochul has now announced the final picks to fill the positions of the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM).

CCB Board Members

  • Tremaine Wright
  • Adam Perry
  • Jen Metzger
  • Ruben McDaniel III
  • Jessica García


  • Christopher Alexander

How Can Point7 Help?

As experts in the industry, we share the details of the newly regulated medical marijuana market in New York. Are you ready to expand your cannabis business into new markets? Reach out to see how Point7 can help your business.

About the Author

Ashley Picillo cannabis consulting

Ashley entered the regulated cannabis market in the spring of 2014. She joined one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis businesses in Colorado as the head of marketing, operations and sales. Ashley oversaw day-to-day operations of five dispensaries, a high volume extraction facility. In addition, she managed a 23,000 square foot cultivation facility and 70+ employees. Ashley developed, documented, and implemented the vast majority of the company’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). She also created detailed forecasting models, and calculated the facility’s overall production capacity.

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