Help wanted: GR looks for cannabis managerPosted by On

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The City of Grand Rapids is putting out the help wanted sign.

The recent job listing says a background in public administration at the local government level a must. Some knowledge of the marijuana industry wouldn’t hurt either for the job of cannabis manager.

“There’s a whole body of work that is created as a result of the ordinances and policies,” said City Planning Director Kristin Turkelson. “We really need somebody to make sure that we’re running that properly and following up on the commitments that are made by the industry.”

After several starts and stops, Grand Rapids city commissioners adopted zoning amendments that cleared the way for recreational marijuana licenses in July.

A planner had been assigned similar tasks when the city originally decided to allow for recreational marijuana.

But when that planner left the city, the decision was made to create a new position with a planner whose only job will be…

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