On Tuesday, a standalone group of cannabis regulators from across America announced that five other counties will be joining the bandwagon to share and develop approaches of implementing reforms.
Meanwhile, the CANNRA (Cannabis Regulators Association) said that it’s setting up fifteen special commissions which will oversee information collection and creation of reform recommendations on various marijuana-related issues.
Regulators from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Arizona and Montana will join members from nineteen states that set up CANNRA in November.
Andrew Brisbo, CANNRA’s deputy president and Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s executive director), said that the new member territories’ experiences in controlling cannabis use will contribute to the association’s development and identification of best strategies that protect public safety and health and enhance supervisory certainty for industry stakeholders.
The association also laid out its supervisory priorities, which are coherent with the new specialty committees that it’s creating.
The following is an outline of those commissions, that focus on an array of issues such as local regulations, social equity, banking and medical cannabis:
- Special Caucus on Economic and Social Equity
- Product Safety and Analytical Testing Special Commission
- Youth Prevention, Public Education and Awareness Special Commission
- Special Commission on Public Safety and Health Surveillance and Monitoring
- Special Caucus on Labeling, Marketing, Advertising and Packaging
- Environmental and Energy Policy Special Commission
- Special Agency for Clinical Research and Medical Use
- CBD Hemp Special Committee
- Special Department for County and Municipal Coordination and Regulation
- Special Caucus for Finance, Insurance and Banking
- Special Commission on Taxation and Market Structure
- Special Caucus for Workplace Safety and Impaired Driving
- Special Department for State Policy and Engagement
- Special Agency for Interstate Coordination
Norman Birenbaum, CANNRA president said that the association’s committee design will leverage their member’s unique experiences and specific expertise in handling common issues. He added that each commission will liaise with topic experts and supervisory partners to advance data collection and policy creation for every committee’s specialization niche.