Tuesday, January 29, 2019

You can now apply to be Florida's next 'Director of Cannabis,' which pays up to $120K a year

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 12:05 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY CANNA OBSCURA VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

Are you a weed wonk?

You're in luck if you answered yes: The state of Florida is on the hunt for its first "director of cannabis," who will focus on furthering the state's hemp industry and implementing rules on edibles for medical marijuana patients.

Even luckier: Drug tests aren't required.

Not a terrible job, especially considering it pays between $90,000 and $120,000 a year, a spokesperson for the state Agriculture Commissioner's office told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.



"What type of ag commissioner could be against a plant and the farmers who grow it?" Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat and former medical marijuana lobbyist, asked rhetorically in a video announcing her candidacy in June 2018.

Indeed.

So far, per the Sentinel, the Ag Commissioner's office has received 17 applications, one from a former assistant manager at Hooters.

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