State Senate President Stephen Sweeney has selected Krista Nash, a South Jersey social worker married to Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash, two sources familiar with the nomination told NJ Cannabis Insider.
The other positions, slated to be filled by Gov. Phil Murphy and state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, remain vacant.
The commission came with the passage of the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Act, which expanded the state’s medical marijuana program. It established the commission to take control of the medical marijuana program from the Department of Health. It called for five members; three appointed by Murphy and one each by Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Coughlin, D-Middlesex.
Lawmakers designed the commission to draft rules and regulations for the burgeoning medical cannabis industry, and ultimately the legal weed industry, should New Jersey voters approve a ballot question this November on whether the Garden State should legalize marijuana.