The leader of one of the companies that grows Minnesota's medical marijuana is resigning less than a year after accepting the post.
LeafLine Labs announced that Manny Munson-Regala is stepping down, the Associated Press reports, after leaving his Health Department job to take over LeafLine in June.
The company currently has one clinic in Eagan where it dispenses marijuana but plans to add three more – in St. Paul, St. Cloud, and Hibbing – this summer.
Munson-Regala said the job was rewarding but the time commitment and sacrifice to family and friends was becoming exhausting, the Star Tribune reports, and LeafLine's board named one of the company's co-founders, Dr. Andrew Bachman, interim CEO.
Minnesota's medical marijuana program
The state's other marijuana provider is Minnesota Medical Solutions, which has clinics in Minneapolis and Rochester and plans to open others in Moorhead and Eden Prairie.