BOSTON -- Today Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced that they are seeking applicants for the Cannabis Social Equity Advisory Board.
The Equity Advisory Board will consult with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) as EOHED administers the Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund.
A first of its kind, the Trust Fund was established to encourage the full participation in the state’s regulated marijuana industry of entrepreneurs from communities that have been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement (ADI Communities). Equity Advisory Board members must be from, or have experience advocating for, ADI Communities.
The law requires the Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General to appoint 5 members to the Cannabis Advisory Board.
1 person appointed by the Governor with a background in the cannabis industry, who shall serve as chair;
1 person appointed by the Treasurer with a background in finance or commercial lending;
1 person appointed by the Attorney General with a background in business development or entrepreneurship; and
2 persons appointed by a majority vote of the Governor, Treasurer, and Attorney General, who shall have experience in business development, preferably in the cannabis industry.
All applications must be received no later than by November 1, 2022 by the Human Resources Department of the Office of the State Treasurer via email at HR@tre.state.ma.us or via U.S. Mail to One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.
A completed application may be subject to the public records law (G.L. c. 66). To be considered, you must submit a letter of interest and resume. Your letter of interest should include an explanation and/or identification of:
The seat you are applying for (e.g., Governor, Treasurer, Attorney General, or joint appointee);
Whether you are from or have experience advocating for, an ADI Community and the name of the community(ies); and
Whether you have prior/present involvement in the Massachusetts regulated marijuana industry and describe that involvement.
The application may be downloaded from the website of Massachusetts State Treasurer.