May 3, 2021
Former Mass. Cannabis Regulator, Lawmaker Joins Vicente Sederberg as Director of Regulatory Policy
BOSTON – Former Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Jennifer Flanagan joined national cannabis law firm Vicente Sederberg LLP on Monday as director of regulatory policy, a newly developed role at the firm.
Flanagan was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2005, then to the state Senate in 2009, where she served two terms. In 2017, Gov. Charlie Baker appointed her to serve as the first public health representative on the newly formed Cannabis Control Commission. During her time as a commissioner, she led efforts to protect public health and patients’ rights, including the award-winning “More About Marijuana” public education campaign.
“Jennifer devoted 25 years to public service in Massachusetts, and we are honored to welcome her to Vicente Sederberg,” said Adam Fine, managing partner of the firm’s Boston office. “Her experience as both an elected official and regulator, combined with her career-spanning advocacy work, offers her a unique perspective on cannabis policy. She will be an invaluable asset to our clients and to government officials across the country as they work to develop and implement responsible cannabis and hemp regulations.”
Now in its eleventh year of operation, Vicente Sederberg continues to grow in its service offerings and geographical reach as cannabis policy reform spreads across the U.S. and around the globe.
“Throughout my four years with the commission, I watched the Vicente Sederberg team passionately and effectively advocate not only for their clients, but also for thoughtful public policy and the collective welfare of the regulated cannabis industry,” Flanagan said. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to take on a new role that ties together my cannabis regulatory experience with my commitment to public health advocacy. I look forward to working with VS and other cannabis industry leaders on matters that advance the industry in a responsible, inclusive, and compliant manner.”
About Vicente Sederberg LLP
Vicente Sederberg LLP is a top-ranked national cannabis law firm with offices in Denver, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Jacksonville, and Austin. It has been at the leading edge of cannabis policy for more than a decade, helping public and private sector clients evaluate, shape, implement, and navigate marijuana and hemp laws and regulations across the U.S. and around the world. VS has helped clients obtain cannabis business licenses in dozens of localities across the U.S. and Canada, while also championing cannabis social equity programs and providing free or reduced-cost legal services to qualified applicants who need help accessing and navigating them. For more information, visit https://vicentesederberg.com/.