MONTPELIER, Vt. (June 10, 2021) – The Cannabis Control Board voted unanimously today to hire Brynn Hare as Executive Director of the Board.
Brynn joins the Board as an experienced legislative and civil litigation attorney with expertise in criminal and juvenile justice, constitutional law, public health and safety, and police reform.
She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (BA) and Fordham University School of Law (JD). Brynn began her career at the New York office of Ropes & Gray, LLP, working on patent, trademark, and complex civil litigation cases. For the last 8 years she has served as Legislative Counsel with the Vermont Office of Legislative Counsel, primarily staffing the House and Senate Committees on Judiciary and the Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee.
As Executive Director, Ms. Hare will be responsible for leading many of the Board’s day-to-day functions, including developing rules for the adult- and medical-use cannabis markets, administering the licensing and oversight of cannabis establishments, and overseeing operation of the medical registry.
“The Board has an extremely complex set of challenges ahead. Brynn’s calm demeanor, matched with her instinct for collaboration and inclusivity will be essential in our ability to deliver on the promise of a safe, equitable, and effective adult-use cannabis marketplace in Vermont,” said Chair James Pepper. “We are so fortunate that someone with the reputation and respect that Brynn has fostered throughout her career was willing to accept this exciting new role.”
Ms. Hare will begin her position with the Cannabis Control Board in July.