New Advisory Board Will Study and Make Recommendations on the Regulation of Marijuana Within Massachusetts BOSTON — Treasurer Goldberg today announced 5 appointments to the Cannabis Advisory Board. The Board, which will consist of 25 members, is tasked with studying and making recommendations on regulating marijuana within Massachusetts. “I am pleased to announce my five candidates to the Cannabis Advisory Board,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “I am confident that they will make a meaningful impact on the formation of this new industry in Massachusetts.” The new marijuana law, signed by the Governor today, requires the Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General to appoint 5 members to a new Cannabi
BOSTON — After reading the Marijuana conference committee’s report we understand our role with regards to the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). First, we are responsible to appoint several members with marijuana expertise to the Cannabis Advisory Board by August 1, 2017. Additionally, by September 1, 2017, we will appoint the Chair to the CCC and take part in two joint appointments to the Commission with the Governor and Attorney General. We are dedicated to finding people who are committed to ensuring a safe and timely implementation of this new industry in Massachusetts and we wish them every success in their efforts.
BOSTON — State Treasurer Deb Goldberg issued the following statement on the Massachusetts House of Representative’s passage of H4509, An Act to establish pay equity. The bill was approved unanimously Thursday and bars employers from discriminating based on gender when it comes to wages and other compensation and prevents employers from requesting salary history when hiring. “This is a great day for Massachusetts,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “The passage of the Equal Pay Bill is a critical step in the fight to ensure equity for everyone. When women are paid equally, we have healthier families and a stronger economy.”