Rhode Island Enlists Former Colorado Marijuana Czar to Help Implement Legal Cannabis
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Rhode Island Enlists Former Colorado Marijuana Czar to Help Implement Legal Cannabis

Andrew Freedman has been hired by the State of Rhode Island to help possibly implement recreational marijuana.

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March 21, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Andrew Freedman describes his new consulting gig with the state of Rhode Island as mostly helping with “boring, technical nerdy stuff.” But the topic he’s an expert on is anything but boring.

Freedman is known as the nation’s first state “marijuana czar,” though his actual title in Colorado was Director of Marijuana Coordination, overseeing the state’s then-infant legal marijuana program from 2014 to 2017.

Now, Freedman’s consulting firm has been hired by the State of Rhode Island to help possibly implement recreational marijuana, and make updates to the existing medical marijuana program.

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