Here's how you can apply to be Minnesota's medical marijuana boss
Wanna run Minnesota's medical marijuana program? Sounds like it'd be an interesting gig, right? It also pays handsomely, with a salary in the range of $73,811 to $105,862.
But before you start daydreaming about how many bags of Cheetos you could buy with that type of income, it should be noted that the job would be more about administration and analysis than cannabis, of course.
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"This position will ensure proper direction and oversight is provided within a new division, the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC), created within the Executive Office (EO) of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)," the job post notes. "The Director of the OMC will create and oversee this new program and will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives."
Job responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting, hiring, reviewing research and literature related to the field, and sampling the marijuana extracts to make sure they're up to par.
Okay, we're just kidding about that last one.
Anyway, if you're interested in applying, click here for the job post. The position is open to all qualified job seekers, though the minimal qualifications for consideration are quite high -- the state wants candidates to have a "Master's degree AND three years of advanced professional experience as a manager or supervisor of professional staff in public or private sector programs," or a "Bachelor's degree AND five years of advanced professional experience as a manager or supervisor of professional staff in public or private sector programs."
Applications are being accepted until June 20. We don't see a job posting for Medical Cannabis Quality Control Director, unfortunately.
The contact person listed on the job post didn't immediately return a voicemail seeking comment.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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