Gov. Jerry Brown’s office has put the feelers out for a Chief of Pot, better known as head of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. according to a report from the Sacramento Bee.
The job would entail everything from writing legislation for permits for growers, sellers, and buyers, to disciplinary actions for those that don’t abide by the rules. They would also be the face of the bureau to media and consumers.
Why? Amendments to Bill SB1262-18102 add a position of “chief” or commissioner of pot to regulate the largely unregulated industry of medical marijuana.
With a $100k-plus salary someone might take the job, but it doesn’t say anywhere that they are looking for someone with any knowledge of the industry. Instead, they’re looking more for a bureaucrat to write a bunch of legislation. Without knowledge of the industry it will be difficult to construct a system that will work around the already existing infrastructure.
Want to apply? Here’s the job posting.
Who do you think could fill the job?