On June 23, 2022, the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) appointed Damian Fagon as the office of Cannabis Management’s (OCM) Chief Equity Officer. Fagon will be responsible for the development and implementation of OCM’s social and economic equity plan. The role will include establishing public education programming dedicated to providing communities that have been impacted by cannabis prohibition with information detailing the licensing process and informing individuals of the support and resources that are available.

“Damian’s background as a leader in New York’s Black farmer community, his knowledge of the industry, and his efforts to support farming communities around the world uniquely position him to develop our equity program,” Cannabis Control Board Chair Tremaine Wright said, according to the Advance.

Cuddy & Feder’s cannabis law attorneys have experience advising social equity applicants on New York’s cannabis law and forthcoming regulations and the licensing processes. Contact us to discuss how we can help you succeed in this emerging market at kmotel@cuddyfeder.com or enichols@cuddyfeder.com.
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