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Hoffman Named Chair of Cannabis Control Commission

Sunday, September 03, 2017

 

Treasurer Deb Goldberg

Treasurer Deb Goldberg named Steven Hoffman to the Cannabis Control Commission. 

“I am pleased to appoint Steven Hoffman as Chair of the Cannabis Control Commission. Steven brings a wealth of invaluable experience from a long and distinguished career in business development, corporate strategy and senior management. I am confident that he will serve the Commonwealth well and steer this brand-new industry in the right direction,” said Goldberg. 

Hoffman will serve as the Chair of the Commission. 

“I am honored to be appointed Chair of the Cannabis Control Commission by Treasurer Goldberg. I hope to guide this Commission thoughtfully and responsibly as we implement the legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. We have a lot to do, I am excited to get to work,” said Hoffman. 

Steven Hoffman 

Hoffman served as CEO at ThinkFire and Exchange Solutions. 

He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Sapient and he led the Chicago office and the Global Strategy Practice as a Senior Vice President at CSC Index.

He was a partner at Bain and Company, where he ran the firm’s 600-person Boston Office. 

He holds a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago.

Cannabis Control Commission 

Per statute, the Treasurer’s appointment must have experience in corporate management, finance, or securities and will serve a term of five years.

The 5 member Cannabis Control Commission in an independent agency, with appointees from the Treasurer, Governor, and the Attorney General, that was established by Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017 which was signed by the Governor in July.

 

Related Slideshow: The Highest Marijuana Prices in New England by State

The "crowdsourced" website, The Price of Weed, uses consumer input to show how much an ounce of marijuana costs -- by location.  

Below are the rankings of New England states, from lowest price reported for "medium grade" marijuana, to highest, along with the number ("n") submitting data.  

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#6 Rhode Island

Med: $255.9/oz (n=342)

High: $334.16/oz (n=497)

Low: $204.2/oz (n=32)

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#5 Maine

Med: $250.52/oz (n=396)

 

High: $323.33/oz (n=424)

Low: $227.68/oz (n=49)

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#4 Connecticut

Med: $275.11oz (n=1213)

High: $352.8/oz (n=1216)

Low: $261.74/oz (n=88)

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#3 Massachusetts

Med: $297.85 (n=2325)

High: $359.82 (n=2716)

Low: $216.34 (n=211)

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#2 New Hampshire

 

Med: $312.57/oz (n=415)

High: $377.1/oz (n=401)

Low: $608.01/oz (n=34)

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#1 Vermont

Med: $326.26/oz (n=210)

High: $380.11/oz (n=267)

Low: $187.06/oz (n=24)

 
 

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