State seeks doctor for pot program

Published 9:56 am Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is looking for a doctor to help oversee the state’s first medical marijuana program.

The state is offering about $115,000 to $205,000 a year for a doctor who will provide full-time medical and research expertise.

A Health Department official says the new medical marijuana office will have a staff of about 10 people. A different job posting for a program administrator received roughly 160 applications in June. A department spokesman says about 30 applicants met the qualifications for the position.

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