Massachusetts $181,722 pot boss past weeded out

After failing to publicly disclose the chairwoman’s prior involvement in a massive outdoor marijuana growing operation, the state’s Cannabis Control Commission has determined their boss is no longer doing business in the industry she regulates.

“Can you unequivocally state that Ms. O’Brien owns no ownership stake in Greenfield Greenery?” Commissioner Kimberly Roy asked commission staff during their Thursday meeting.

In late September, the Herald reported that Commission Chair Shannon O’Brien, formerly the state treasurer, was listed on an application filed in 2020 by Greenfield Greenery LLC, as an “Owner/Partner” in a proposal to open an outdoor growing operation occupying upwards of 100,000 square feet.

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