New Member Appointed to Cannabis Advisory Commission
November 3, 2021
LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Assemblyman Steve Yeager to the Cannabis Advisory Commission (CAC). Yeager replaces Daniel Stewart, who stepped down earlier this year.
Yeager currently serves as the Chair for the CAC Subcommittee on Public Safety. During the 81st Session of the Nevada State Legislature (2021), Yeager sponsored AB 341, authorizing the CCB to regulate and license cannabis consumption lounges.
The CAC is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
Established through AB 533, the 12-person commission studies cannabis-related issues and makes recommendations to the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB).
The CAC consists of 12 members, eight of which are appointed by the governor. Members are appointed on the merit of their knowledge, skill, and experience either within or outside of the cannabis industry. Combined, appointees represent experts in the cannabis cultivation, retail, laboratory science, and manufacturing spaces, and experts in the law, medical and public health fields alongside advocates of the medical use of cannabis and criminal justice reform.
In addition to the eight gubernatorial appointees, the CAC includes Nevada’s Attorney General, the Director of the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Executive Director of the Department of Taxation (DoT), and the Executive Director of the CCB who serves as Chair of the CAC.
Appointees serve a two-year term and are eligible for reappointment.