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Roanoke-Area Appointees Will Help Regulate Cannabis Industry

Marijuana Legalization Virginia
Steve Helber
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AP
In this Thursday June 17, 2021 file photo cannabis plants are close to harvest in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond.

Virginia is still a couple years away from setting up a market for legal cannabis, starting in 2024. Two advisory groups will help shape the market, and how to go about it safely.

Megan Schnabel is a business reporter with the online news site Cardinal News. She interviewed two appointees from Southwest Virginia.

Bette Brand is the lone member of the state’s Cannabis Control Authority from west of Richmond. The other appointee is Dr. Cynthia Morrow, director of the Roanoke City-Alleghany Health District. She's now part of the Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council, and as of now, the only appointee from Southwest or Southside Virginia.

Jeff Bossert comes to Radio IQ with over 20 years of reporting and hosting experience, primarily with NPR member stations, including WKNO in Memphis, and most recently, Illinois Public Media/WILL in Urbana, Illinois. A big advocate for professional development, Jeff served on the Illinois News Broadcasters Association Board of Directors.
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