Andrea J. Cabral is the CEO of MassGrow/Ascend Mass, LLC, a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis company based in Massachusetts. This year, she was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of Fifteen Powerful and Innovative Women in Cannabis. Her leadership in Ascend follows a 28-year career in government and public service. Andrea is a former prosecutor, the twice-elected Sheriff of Suffolk County and a former Commonwealth Executive Secretary of Public Safety and Security. She is the Chair of the Public Safety and Community Mitigation Subcommittee of the Cannabis Advisory Board appointed by Attorney General Maura Healy as an expert in criminal justice reform.
Ms Cabral also provides weekly commentary and legal analysis on The Jim and Margery Show on WGBH Boston Public Radio.
She is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.