BOSTON — Uncertainty around the final structure of a new state body that will regulate the legal marijuana industry has not kept people from applying to serve on it, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said Tuesday.

The 2016 ballot law that legalized adult use of marijuana in Massachusetts charged Goldberg's office with overseeing a Cannabis Control Commission, but legislative leaders have recently signaled significant interest in restructuring the oversight model.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo last month said it "has not been decided" whether the commission would be under the treasurer's jurisdiction, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg said it is a "fair question to raise" if the structure set by the law was the right one.

The House chair of the Marijuana Policy Committee on Monday asked the Baker administration to withhold $300,000 in just-approved funding for the treasurer for implementation of the law until the Legislature can settle the question of regulatory control, and the administration has so far avoided discussing how it will handle the request.

"The Executive Office for Administration and Finance will carefully administer the reserve funds and work with all parties involved to ensure the law is implemented responsibly," Administration and Finance spokeswoman Sarah Finlaw said.

Goldberg on Tuesday did not directly answer when asked if there is a move underway to remove the Cannabis Control Commission from her control, and said she is following the law as it was written.

"That is my obligation," she told reporters outside her office. "I've been elected by all the citizens of Massachusetts. That is what they voted for in the ballot question. I'm doing as has been asked by the citizens of the commonwealth."

Asked if she is making efforts to dissuade people from removing that authority from her office, Goldberg said, "Not at all," and reiterated that she was obeying the law.

The marijuana legalization measure voters approved last November called for the creation of a three-member Cannabis Control Commission to oversee and regulate the marijuana industry. It directs Goldberg to appoint commissioners "based on their experience or expertise in public health, law enforcement, social justice, the regulation and business of consumer commodities and the production and distribution of marijuana and marijuana products."

In December, the Legislature and the governor delayed implementation of the commercial marijuana market by six months, pushing the earliest opening date for retail marijuana shops to July 2018. The new timeframe gives Goldberg until Sept. 1 to appoint the members of the commission.

"The treasurer's office knows more about this than probably anybody else in the building. They've done more work on it and more study on it. The Legislature's collecting data and testimony and guindance from people here in Massachusetts and from other states engaged in this and I look forward to seeing what they put out," Baker said on Tuesday.

The Legislature's Marijuana Policy Committee plans to develop an omnibus bill making adjustments to the marijuana law by June.

Pressed on whether he has a preference for a regulatory structure, Baker said, "I think the Legislature's going to collect a lot of data on this and they're going to do what they can to make sure they make the best decision, but as I said to you yesterday, the treasurer's office knows more about this stuff than just about anybody else in the building and that should be respected as the process moves forward."

Rosenberg has said the committee "could propose to add another one or two" members to the commission and that it could take on a form modeled after the Gaming Commission, where members have specific areas of expertise.

Goldberg has said removing marijuana oversight from her office could lead to missed deadlines, and last month outlined for the committee the 15 months of work that has gone into preparing for legal marijuana: researching, meeting with local officials and other state agencies, developing budget scenarios, compiling lists of potential commissioners and otherwise preparing for legal marijuana.

"All we needed now was the financial resources and we were ready to move forward with the commission," Goldberg said Tuesday.

A supplemental budget Baker signed on March 28 included $300,000 for implementation of the marijuana law.

Rep. Mark Cusack, the House chairman of the Marijuana Committee, wrote to the Executive Office of Administration and Finance asking the administration hold on to that funding until the committee makes its recommendations. Cusack said he expects the Legislature to put a bill on Baker's desk before the start of fiscal 2018 in July that addresses governance and gives the new authority a year to issue regulations and set up the new market.

"While some may be worried about such timelines, getting the regulatory structure right is and will continue to be more important," Cusack wrote.

Goldberg said "many people" are still interested in serving on the Cannabis Control Commission despite speculation it may not take the shape originally laid out in the law.

"I'm not sure that the general public pays a lot of attention to what's happening within the building, because even yesterday afternoon, after that letter was announced in news outlets, I received an application for the Cannabis Control Commission," she said.

Baker on Monday told reporters he has "no doubt" there are a lot of people who want to work on the commission.