• Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce to co-host Retail Marijuana Forum

  • Nantucket Business Matters: Retail Marijuana Forum

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    June 04, 2018
    Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce & 97.7 ACK FM present 'Retail Marijuana and its Impact on Nantucket', a Nantucket 'Business Matters' Informational Forum

    The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce and 97.7 ACK FM present a Nantucket 'Business Matters' informational forum at the Nantucket Inn, June 14 at 6pm. The forum’s guest presenter is Chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, Steven J. Hoffman. The Chairman will discuss the new regulations relative to cannabis commerce and how this new industry may affect the community.
    The mission of the Cannabis Control Commission is to honor the will of the voters by safely, equitably and effectively implementing and administering the laws enabling access to medical and adult use marijuana in the Commonwealth.

    The forum will be emceed by David Martin, President and CEO of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with 97.7 ACK FM.

    Chairman Hoffman, a corporate executive who opposed the legalization of marijuana, was ultimately named Chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Appointed by State Treasurer, Deborah Goldberg, Mr. Hoffman has since hired the Commission’s Executive Director and support staff and oversees the drafting of rules for marijuana cultivators, processors, and medical and recreational dispensaries. 

    Mr. Hoffman's background is in business and finance, having served most recently as CEO at ThinkFire and Exchange Solutions, as well as being the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Sapient. At CSC Index, Mr. Hoffman led the Chicago office and the Global Strategy Practice as a Senior Vice President. A partner at Bain and Company, Mr. Hoffman 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.

    Local officials and other town representatives will also be present for this informational forum to answer questions.
     
    For more information, contact:
    David W. Martin                                                    
    President/CEO                                                   
    Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce                                                    
    508-228-1700                                                    

    Laura Burnett
    Vice President of Nantucket Radio
    97-7 ACK-FM True Island Radio
    508-228-9770
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