WASHINGTON: Randy Simmons, the unsung bureaucrat who managed the creation of the state’s legal marijuana system, is moving on.
The thrill of making history is gone, said Simmons, deputy director of the state Liquor and Cannabis Board. That, and his wife got tired of getting dragged to look at new pot shops and farms, he joked.
“It was a hard legislative session. I felt tired of all the battles going on,” said Simmons, who is leaving the LCB at the end of August to take a senior administrator’s job at the state Department of Revenue.