GOP Lawmaker Behind Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Calls On Cannabis Czar To Step Down



Maine’s cannabis czar John Hudak is under attack from a member of the House of Representatives who claims the Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP) director is “unfairly and unjustly executing state law.”

Republican Rep. David Boyer is behind an online petition calling on Gov. Janet Mills (D) to fire Hudak. The petition had garnered over 600 signatures as of Monday afternoon, writes Marijuana Moment’s Ben Adlin.


To make his point, Boyer listed several instances in which he says Hudak improperly enforced state legislation by allegedly targeting and retaliating against cannabis operators who raised concerns about regulations he imposed, such as a $50,000 burden on small businesses.

Boyer, who spearheaded the movement to legalize marijuana in Maine as a member of a national cannabis reform organization, says Hudak has conflicts of interest, which should bar him from certain matters.

He claimed Hudak is a self-proclaimed co-founder of Freedman and Koski, a consulting firm that assisted the state in formulating …

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