Top CEOs, investors and leaders in the cannabis industry will soon convene at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference on Sept. 13-14 in Chicago. In the meantime, let's scroll through the latest leadership changes within the space.

Massachusetts Cannabis Reg. Body Gets New Chair

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has tapped former state treasurer Shannon O'Brien to serve as its new chairperson, succeeding interim Chair Sarah Kim and inaugural CCC chair Steven Hoffman.

According to Daily Hampshire Gazette, treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced last week that she would be swearing in O'Brien, who held the state treasurer position from 1999 until 2003 and was the Democratic Party's nominee for governor in 2002.

"I am confident that her financial background, experience in corporate governance, executive management, and business development, combined with outstanding leadership skills and an acute knowledge of the legislative process, will help the Massachusetts cannabis industry be fairly regulated, equitable, and successful," Goldberg said of O'Brien last week, who spent six years serving in the Massachusetts House and two years in the Massachusetts Senate in the late 1980s and 1990s.

The regulatory body marked its fifth anniversary on Thursday.

MJ Holdings Taps New VP Of Digital Asset Strategy

Cannabis company MJ Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: MJNE) has recently appointed John Tabacco as vice president of digital asset strategy.

As one of the early adopters, inventors, and innovators in the …

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