420 with CNW – Utah Seeks Cannabis Program Manager After Prop 2 Passes

December 18, 2018 04:20:43

The Mormon Church, lawmakers and other stakeholders formulated a compromise bill to legalize medical marijuana long before Prop 2 was voted on in the midterm elections. This compromise deal enabled the different factions to cede some ground on their hard stance about medical marijuana and Prop 2 became a pawn to shape how the final legislation would appear depending on which side won the polls.

Now the polls are over and a law is in place to operationalize the medical cannabis program. In light of this development, Utah published an online advert calling for interested individuals to apply for the job of “Cannabis Program Manager”.

The time within which applications can be submitted is slowly ticking away and the deadline is literally hours away. The job is a hefty one, since the selected candidate will spearhead the establishment of a system to regulate not just medical marijuana but industrial hemp as well.

Hemp cultivation was permitted under the recently passed Hemp Farming Act of 2018, so the Cannabis Program Manager has his or her work cut out.

Among other things, the person selected will be expected to have the ability to “navigate highly stressful and political circumstances” in the course of executing his or her duties. This candidate requirement is a reflection of how sharply divided the population is regarding marijuana despite legalization.

The ideal candidate is also expected to have stellar academic qualifications that will enable him to be the go-to expert on all matters cannabis and industrial hemp.

That person will provide training and leadership to the staff charged with inspecting and enforcing the provisions under which medical cannabis became legal in the state.

It is noteworthy that that Utah opted to select an individual to head the medical cannabis program. Many other states place this responsibility in a commission or other such body where several people at the same seniority level share the responsibility of overseeing such programs.

It remains to be seen how the Utah program will pan out under the direction that they have chosen. Actually, that individual may do a better job than boards since he or she will know that the buck starts and stops at his or her desk regarding the successful implementation of the program. All that is therefore left is to put the right person in office without bending to the wishes of one group or the other since the politicking time has long elapsed and work must be done.

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G) and other cannabis sector participants like Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC: SGMD) wish the person selected to head the Utah program all the success in the new office.

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