Cannabis Regulators Association Appoints New President

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The Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) has appointed Tyler Klimas, Executive Director of the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board to serve out Andrew Brisbo’s term as CANNRA president.

CANNRA is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization that convenes government officials involved in cannabis regulation from more than 40 states and territories.

Brisbo is taking another role in the State of Michigan as Director of the Bureau of Construction Codes, and thus is no longer eligible to stay on in his role with CANNRA.

Klimas has served as Treasurer on the CANNRA board since shortly after the organization’s founding. The board has appointed Chris Tholkes, Director of the Office of Medical Cannabis in Minnesota to assume the position as CANNRA Treasurer.

A new board member-at-large will be elected by CANNRA’s Voting Members — who are the primary designees to CANNRA from member states — at a meeting later in September.

“I am grateful to Andrew for his leadership these past several months, and since the early days of CANNRA’s founding. He will be missed,” says CANNRA Executive Director Gillian Schauer. “Tyler’s past experience as CANNRA treasurer gives him a unique lens into the needs and potential of CANNRA as an organization. I look forward to working with Tyler in the year to come to continue to build CANNRA as an organization that represents and convenes state and territorial cannabis regulators and helps foster learning and best practices.”

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