Mass Live reports
Jennifer Flanagan on Tuesday announced she is stepping down from her seat on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission this month, ending a 25-year career of public service in the state.
“I really believe that working alongside the inaugural commissioners, former commissioners [Britte] McBride, [Kay] Doyle, [Shaleen] Title, and commissioner [Steven] Hoffman, was something interesting,” Flanagan said in a phone interview. “We literally walked in to day one with nothing but a chair and maybe a pencil. So having created what we did, from the ground up, was I think one of the greatest challenges that we had but also one of the bigger accomplishments that we had.”
When the inaugural commissioners started their work, they had a small office in Boston. Now, the CCC operates out of the historic Union Station in Worcester and has more than 70 employees.
“To know that we built that, I think, really, is something to be proud of,” Flanagan said.