MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A state lawmaker who advocated for Minnesota’s medical marijuana law is now working for one of state’s medical marijuana manufacturers.
Rep. Dan Schoen will be a security consultant for LeafLine Labs. He is taking a leave from his job as a police officer in Cottage Grove, where the company built its production facility.READ MORE: Multiple People Injured In House Explosion In Cambridge
The Democrat co-authored the legislation and helped connect LeafLine with city officials in his district.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
This is the second high-profile hire by LeafLine that is raising questions of impropriety. In June, the company hired Manny Munson-Regala, the assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Health. He worked to get medical marijuana off the ground in Minnesota.MORE NEWS: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
Schoen is not saying what the company is paying him.