Pa. is hiring a director to lead its medical marijuana bureau

Written by Mark Walters, York Daily Record | May 9, 2016 11:15 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's medical marijuana bureau needs a director.

The state's health department posted the job Friday, citing the need for someone to help build and oversee the state's new bureau that will operate the medical marijuana program.

The state's health department has been consulting with medical marijuana experts to develop standards for the program that is expected to take 18 to 24 months to implement, said Wes Culp, deputy press secretary for the health department. The department is consulting other states with medical marijuana programs and compiling a list of consultants, he said.

According to the job post, the position will lead the health department as it builds and implements the state's Medical Marijuana Act, which was signed into law last month by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Members of the public and the medical community have shown "great interest" in finding out how medical marijuana could potentially help patients, Culp has said. "A large number of emails we have received about the topic of medical marijuana have been inquiries about how to legally grow and sell or obtain it," he said.

The future director's salary ranges from $76,000 to more than $100,000, according to the job post that closes May 20. The health department most recently updated its FAQ on April 27.

This story comes to us through a partnership between the York Daily Record and WITF.

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