Governor Sandoval Names Recreational Marijuana Task Force Members


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - March 03, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointments to the Governor’s Task Force on the Implementation of Question 2, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. Director of the Department of Taxation Deonne Contine has been named Chair of the Task Force and Chuck Callaway of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been tapped as Vice Chair. The first meeting will take place today, Friday March 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

“Last November, voters passed Question 2, which legalized recreational use of marijuana. I have asked stakeholders, law enforcement officials, top regulators, and legislators to work together to ensure Nevada fulfills the requirements of the measure without compromising the state’s commitment to public safety,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “While there is speculation that the federal government might change its current marijuana enforcement practice, we must move forward based on the timeline of the voter-approved initiative and enforcement standards that exist today. My charge to the Task Force is to work together to make sure Nevada’s market for recreational marijuana is responsible, restricted, and respected.”

“I look forward to bringing this group of stakeholders together to carefully consider recommendations on the array of issues Nevada faces as we roll out retail marijuana. The work we do here will be instrumental in writing a solid set of permanent regulations later this year,” said Chairman of the Task Force and Director of the Department of Taxation Deonne Contine.

Governor’s Task Force on the Implementation of Question 2

Name Affiliation Interests Represented 
Deonne Contine
Chair
Executive Director
Nevada Department of Taxation
Nevada Department of Taxation
Chuck Callaway
Vice Chair
Las Vegas Metro Police Department Law Enforcement
Richard Whitley Executive Director
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health
Lynn Hettrick Nevada Department of Agriculture Nevada Department of Agriculture
James Wright Executive Director
Nevada Department of Public Safety
Public Safety
Wesley Henderson Executive Director
Nevada League of Cities & Municipalities
Local Governments
Dr. John DiMuro, DO Nevada Chief Medical Officer
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health
Dagny Stapleton Nevada Association of Counties Nevada Counties
Joe Pollock Deputy Administrator
Division of Public and Behavioral Health (HHS)
Nevada Medical Marijuana Program
Medical Marijuana Program
Tom Robinson Deputy Chief
Reno Police Department
Law Enforcement
Kevin Schiller Assistant County Manager
Washoe County
Social Services
Michael Pawlak Director
Clark County Social Services
Social Services
John Ritter Nevada Dispensary Association Marijuana Industry
Alec Garcia 374 Labs Marijuana Industry
Andrea Zeller Executive Director
Churchill Community Coalition
Member of the public from a county with less than 200,000
Jill Tolles Nevada Assembly NV Legislature - Assembly
Nelson Araujo Nevada Assembly NV Legislature - Assembly
Tick Segerblom Nevada Senate NV Legislature - Senate
Joe Hardy Nevada Senate NV Legislature - Senate

 

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