Commissioner Richard Evangelista of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public that earlier today the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board selected Ms. Hannah Carty as the Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Office of Cannabis Regulation. Ms. Carty is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture and she is expected to serve in that capacity for the next six to eight weeks to allow her an opportunity for a smooth transition into her new role.
“Cannabis in all its facets, has demonstrated its ability to improve health outcomes, increase sustainability, and has the potential to be a revolutionary driver of the economy here in the Virgin Islands” stated Ms. Carty. “While I enjoyed my tenure as the Deputy Commissioner at the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, I look forward to taking on a new role as the Executive Director for the Office of Cannabis Regulations. I am so grateful and excited to be afforded this opportunity which will shape the future of Cannabis policy here in the Territory.”
Ms. Carty added, “I would like to formally thank the Cannabis Advisory Board and the Administration for their confidence in my ability to lead this new challenging endeavor, Commissioner Positive T. A. Nelson for encouraging me to move back home to the Territory, and my family for their love and support. I look forward to continuing to roll out Cannabis programs here in the Virgin Islands.”