The city of Grand Rapids in Michigan is searching for a “cannabis manager.”

The position was created recently through a budget amendment and will administer and enforce the city’s codes and policies around recreational and medical marijuana.

Additionally, tasks would include largely serving as the city’s chief point person for all things marijuana, both medical and recreational, for city departments, businesses and the community. Also tracking and enforcing social equity commitments of businesses and coordinating across departments on marijuana-related activities, such as facility inspections.

The salary for the position in the Planning Department is listed between $76,649 and $97,749 annually. The application window closes just before midnight on Sunday, Sept. 13.

“The Cities of Denver, Aurora, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland and the State of Washington have created similar positions and there is agreement that the position facilitates a positive and collaborative relationship with the cannabis industry and protects the general health, safety and welfare of the community,” city staff wrote.

Grand Rapids has no recreational marijuana dispensaries at this time and is currently considering recreational licenses and, soon, special land use permissions for some existing medical marijuana provisioning centers that have requested transitioning to selling recreational marijuana.

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