Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Chair Suspended by State Treasurer


Shannon O'Brien, Chairwoman of the Cannabis Control Commission, has been temporarily removed from her position by Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.

This development transpires just a year after O'Brien was appointed to the role.

While the Cannabis Control Commission falls under Goldberg's purview, her office has not provided any official explanation for O'Brien's suspension.

Since its establishment in 2018, the position of Chair has changed hands three times.

O'Brien issued a statement, expressing, "A toxic internal environment has prevented the Commission from meeting its central mission, and I am hopeful needed change can be mandated by the Legislature."