Axel Bernabe

Counsel to the Governor for Health
Governor Cuomo’s Office

Over the past 5 years he has supervised the expansion of the medical program and the launch of the State’s hemp program. Axel is also responsible for driving the administration’s proposal for comprehensive regulation of all segments of the cannabis economy, including the creation of a new Office of Cannabis Management that would permit the implementation of an adult-use program. Prior to joining the Cuomo administration, Axel was a partner at an international law firm where he was a nationally recognized antitrust expert, with a particular focus on the healthcare industry.

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