Minnesota hires first medical marijuana program director

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Minnesota hires first medical marijuana program director

July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 5:15 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A Minnesota health official who formerly tackled tobacco and obesity has been named the head of the state's new medical marijuana program.

Michelle Larson will be in charge of managing the two marijuana manufactures and creating a patient registry.

Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana during the 2014 legislative session.

Larson, who served as the deputy director of Statewide Health Improvement for the department of health, begins her new role on August 13th.

She also served with the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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