Cannabis Control Commissioner Jen Flanagan to Speak at November Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Greenfield, Mass. – Cannabis Control Commissioner Jen Flanagan is scheduled to speak at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly public breakfast on November 17, 2017.
Commissioner Flanagan was appointed to the Cannabis Control Commissioner (CCC) in August 2017 by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Flanagan is the only gubernatorial appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission.
Established by a 2016 ballot initiative and signed into law by Governor Baker in July 2017, the Cannabis Control Commission is charged with regulating both the adult use and medical marijuana industries. Committee membership includes one appointee each from the Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General, and two members to be agreed upon by the majority of those three constitutional officers. Recently, Shawn Collins was chosen as the Commission’s first Executive Director.
“I’ve heard from citizens, towns and businesses who are interested in learning more about the work of the Cannabis Control Commission and the implementation of this law,” said Natalie Blais, Executive Director of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. “This is an important conversation for Franklin County to be having and I’m glad the Chamber can be a part of it.”  
According to a press release from the Governor’s office, “Jennifer L. Flanagan represented the Worcester and Middlesex District of the Massachusetts State Senate since 2009. First elected in 2004 to represent the 4th Worcester District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where she would serve for two terms, Flanagan began her career in public service as a legislative aide and Chief of Staff on four legislative committees in the House. In the State Senate, Flanagan chaired the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities and the Special Senate Committee on Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Options. She also served as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and Joint Committee on Public Service, and as a member of the Joint Legislative Committees on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, and State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. A resident of Leominster, Senator Flanagan graduated from Leominster High School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State University.”
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast will be held Friday, November 17, 2017, beginning at 7:30 am at Terrazza Restaurant at the Greenfield Country Club, 244 Country Club Rd, Greenfield, MA.
This event is open to the public. Reservations are encouraged by November 14th.
General admission for the public is $16. Please call (413) 773-5463 to register. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce members can pre-pay or pay at the door ($13) or be billed ($14) and can register online at www.franklincc.org or by calling 413-773-5463.

“Our Chamber membership is one of the important ways that we place value on our relationships with other business owners and with our community. “ Bruce Lessels, Zoar Outdoor
“Chamber membership helps keep my staff in contact with the local business community through their seminars and events.” – Michael Tucker, Greenfield Cooperative Bank
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