Two officials from Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection have announced their plans to step down following the announcement that recreational sales will begin on January 10th. Earlier this week Andrea Comer, the Chair of the state’s Social Equity Council and Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection, announced that she will depart at the end of December from both roles. On Wednesday, Governor Ned Lamont issued a press release announcing that Commissioner Michelle Seagull will also be leaving the Department of Consumer Protection.
Comer was chosen to serve as Chair of Connecticut’s Social Equity Council by Commissioner Seagull in 2021. Moving forward Comer will be working as the Chief of Staff for newly elected state Treasurer Erick Russell. Commissioner Seagull will continue to oversee the historic launch of adult-use cannabis sales, as she plans to remain at her job until some time in the first quarter of 2023. According to the announcement Seagull is making her departure in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Find the full story from CT Insider on their website here: https://www.ctinsider.com/cannabis/article/cannabis-CT-Comer-resigns-marijuana-17662572.php
Additional information on this story is available from NBC Connecticut here: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics/2-top-department-of-consumer-protection-officials-are-leaving-their-roles/2941193/