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Former state marijuana enforcement chief to head Colorado cannabis chamber

January 4, 2017

A former top marijuana regulator in Colorado now will fight for the future of the state’s cannabis businesses.

Laura Harris (provided by Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce)

The Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce this week announced that Laura Harris, the former state marijuana enforcement chief, will serve as its new executive director.

Harris’ career with the state spanned more than 30 years. Prior to heading up the Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, Harris led the liquor and tobacco enforcement division. She helped to craft the rules for recreational cannabis ahead of the first legal sales in January 2014.
By the end of 2013, Harris was working as an administrator and a consultant for Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, a Denver law firm that represents marijuana businesses. By March 2014, she joined Denver Relief Consulting to work with businesses and regulators in states outside of Colorado, officials said at the time.