Two top managers at the state’s Cannabis Control Commission were suspended this month, adding to the turmoil surrounding the embattled agency, whose chair also is currently suspended.
Acting Executive Director Debbie Hilton-Creek suspended chief communications officer Cedric Sinclair and director of human resources Justin Shrader on Dec. 4, according to two people with direct knowledge of the events who are not authorized to speak publicly.
The reasons for the latest suspensions have not been disclosed. A commission spokesperson declined to answer questions for this story, saying the agency does not comment on “internal personnel matters.”
“The management staff overseeing the commission, the agency, is in disarray,” said state Sen. Michael Moore, who has advocated for more scrutiny of the commission. “We need an oversight hearing. We need to find out what’s going on, what’s taken place.”
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