26 April 2016
Here’s the precis about Lori Ajax, the new California pot czar
Lives in: Fair Oaks, a suburb of Sacramento
Education: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Cal State Sacramento
Early career: She spent 10 years in the private sector before joining the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control as an investigator in Santa Rosa in 1995.
Recent career: As a district administrator from 2007 to 2011, she oversaw licensing and enforcement for 20 Northern California counties. She was made deputy division chief in 2011, overseeing several statewide programs. In January 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her Chief Deputy Director of ABC. On Feb. 3, Brown named her chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.