It matters who’s driving the bus.

And it matters who is giving the bus driver directions.

We are excited to announce that Siskiyou Sungrown CEO Cedar Grey has been nominated to Governor Kate Brown’s newly formed Oregon Cannabis Commission. Created in accordance with Oregon Health Authority and HB2198, the commission will determine a possible framework for the future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).

Topics within the commission’s purview include public health and safety policy; agronomic and horticultural best practices; and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. If approved by the state senate, Grey would act as one of 8 commissioners, and will be the only designated cannabis producer on the panel.

“I am deeply appreciative of the service of all of these candidates, who are dedicated to providing their invaluable expertise on so many issues,” said Governor Brown.

A highly-regarded pioneer of the cannabis community, Grey already serves on the primary OLCC Recreational Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee, the Josephine County Cannabis Advisory Panel, and is a founder and past president of Oregon Sungrown Growers’ Guild.

“In this critical period of rapid evolution in the cannabis industry, I am honored by the opportunity to help strengthen Oregon’s support of medical cannabis policies, research, and safe access,” he says.

Congratulations to all of the nominees. And thank you for shepherding in new policies to strengthen safe access to cannabis medicine for all who seek it!