Employees needed for new marijuana industry

KIMT News 3 - Now that medical marijuana and cannabis oil are legal in Minnesota, there is a growing need for employees in this field.

It’s an up-and-coming industry, but one with requirements that might be a little out of the ordinary.

The position is known as a Medical Cannabis Director.

Directors will be responsible for overseeing the process of taking the marijuana plant and transforming it into its medicinal form.

Manny Munson-Regala is the assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Health.

He says there are a number of qualifications to meet in order to be considered for the position, but they’re not all focused around one specific subject.

“You are likely going to need a combination of agriculture, pharmacy, business and then manufacturing being able to turn the plant into medication,” he says.

Munson-Regala says there is a specific need for a business background and understanding how to make a sound and viable business model in order for the operation to be successful.

“If you’re a patient, you’re going to want to kind of rely that your manufacturer will be in business three months, or year from now,” he says, ”you’re going to sustain a business model to kind of keep up and running.”

For more information on this position, visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s website.

 

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