Gov. Joe Lombardo announced Tuesday that James Humm will be the new Executive Director of the Cannabis Compliance Board.

The position is currently held by Tyler Klimas, who is leaving to start a cannabis and hemp consulting company. Klimas is bound by a one-year cooling-off period during which he cannot represent certain establishments in the state.

“I approached the governor’s office in September and let them know I’d be transitioning out,” Klimas said via phone. “So we’ve worked over the last couple of months to put a transition plan in place, and he appointed Jimmy Humm, who I’m with right now and who’s going to take over the role.”

“Jimmy has done exemplary work at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and I look forward to Jimmy bringing his nuanced understanding of state government and industry issues to his new role,” Lombardo said in a news release.

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