Georgia medical cannabis commission names executive director

  • The state board created last year to oversee Georgia’s new medical marijuana program has appointed its first executive director.
  • Andrew Turnage, who has headed both the state Board of Cosmetology and Barbers and the Georgia Board of Nursing, will take the helm of the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission.
  • Commission members voted Wednesday to hire Turnage based on the recommendation of an outside search firm that consulted national medical cannabis experts before suggesting a Georgian with experience in state government.

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