McKee announces Cannabis Control Commission members

This is a photo of a cannabis plants. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee announced his appointments to the Rhode Island Cannabis Control Commission today.

The commission will oversee the regulation, licensing and control of adult use and medical cannabis in the state, McKee said.

The three nominations are for Chair Kimberly Ahern, Robert Jacquard, and Layi Oduyingbo.

Ahern currently serves as deputy chief of staff for the governor, and served as deputy counsel for the office of former Gov. Gina Raimondo.

Jacquard, meanwhile, works as a self-employed attorney, after having served in the Cranston Police Department for twenty-two years, and also served as state representative for District 17 in Cranston from 1993 to 2021.

Finally, Oduyingbo is currently the managing attorney, owner, and founder of a Cranston based law firm, and previously served as corporate counsel handling corporate compliance and as an appellate attorney where he represented military veterans.

“I am proud to appoint these three individuals to the commission to ensure Rhode Island’s cannabis industry is both fairly regulated and successful,” McKee said. “These nominees bring diverse and relevant experience and I look forward to working with them.”
The governor will now send the names to the Senate for Advice and Consent.
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