After failing to publicly disclose the former chief’s involvement in a massive outdoor marijuana-growing operation, the state’s cannabis control commission has determined that her chief no longer does business in the industry it regulates.
“Can you say unequivocally that Mrs. O’Brien has no ownership interest in Greenfield Greenery?” Commissioner Kimberly Rowe asked commission staff during their Thursday meeting.
In late September, the Herald reported that committee chair Shannon O’Brien, formerly state treasurer, was listed in a 2020 application by Greenfield Greenery LLC, as an “owner/partner” in a proposal to open an offshore growth operation that occupies over 100,000 yards. square foot.
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