End Of An Era As Calif.'s Pot Czar Leaves Post

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 7:02 PM EST) -- Lori Ajax, the first cannabis czar of California, is expected to resign Dec. 2 after more than four years as head of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, a momentous period for the industry as the most populous state transitioned from a medical cooperative model to an adult-use regime amid a nationwide shift in public opinion toward legalization.

California cannabis attorneys said Ajax's accomplishments include the rollout of consumer safety protocols, a crackdown on the state's illicit market and her willingness to engage with the industry about developing comprehensive and sensible regulation.

"It is extremely difficult to build an entire regulatory framework...

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