Baker picks for pot advisory board include anti-pot police chief

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday appointed five people to the state’s Cannabis Advisory Board, a group of experts who will help regulators draw up detailed rules and policies for the forthcoming recreational marijuana industry.

Under revisions to last year’s marijuana ballot initiative that were passed by the state Legislature and signed by Baker in July, the governor was required to name an expert in minority business development and another in the “economic development of under-resourced communities,” plus three people to represent the interests of farmers, employers, and municipal law enforcement agencies, respectively.


Baker, who campaigned against the Question 4 ballot measure and reiterated his opposition even as he signed the bill last month, appeared to send a message with

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