Jay Youmans

Jay Youmans is Principal of Smith, Costello & Crawford Public Policy Law Group, Massachusetts’ premier cannabis policy firm, representing clients in both the medical and adult use industries. Serving two administrations, Jay has a long history advancing public policy in Massachusetts, serving most recently as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Public Health. Jay was a leading advocate for the successful passage of Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017, An Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana, served as a staff lead of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) reform and relaunch of the Commonwealth’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program in 2015, and was a primary architect of DPH’s medical use of marijuana regulation in 2013. Jay was recognized by the Governor for outstanding public service performance in 2014.