Recreational pot opponent tapped to chair Cannabis Control Commission

BOSTON – A retired business executive and former Bain and Company partner has been tapped by Treasurer Deborah Goldberg to chair the new Cannabis Control Commission and lead the state’s efforts to get a recreational marijuana industry off the ground by next summer.

Steven Hoffman, a 64-year-old Lincoln resident, was named by Goldberg Thursday as her pick to lead the CCC. He joins Sen. Jennifer Flanagan on the five-member board with an additional pick from Attorney General Maura Healey and two consensus picks by the treasurer, attorney general and governor expected by Friday.

Jim Borghesani, communications director for Yes on 4, which more at