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Weed expert wanted (by the Ohio Department of Commerce)

Applications due Wednesday
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Posted at 9:32 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 09:42:00-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Commerce is looking for a marijuana expert to put on its payroll.

(No, this person is not allowed to get high.)

The job listing is for a medical marijuana industry analysis contractor went up on Ohio.gov one week ago and expires on Wednesday. 

Qualifications for the job include "expert knowledge of the cultivation process and any related matters" and "3+ years’ experience in the medical marijuana industry or equivalent experience in the areas of commercial horticulture or agronomics," with federal or state government experience preferred.

Think you're qualified? Apply here.

Ohio legalized medical marijuana with the passage of House Bill 523, signed by Gov. John Kasich June 9. 

Ohioans still will not legally be permitted to use marijuana by smoking; according to the bill, medical marijuana products must be vaporized, derived from plants by approved sources and carry a THC content of less than 70 percent. No patient is legally permitted to possess more than a 90-day supply of medical marijuana products at any given time, the law states.

Additionally, the state will require doctors to monitor the effects of medical marijuana treatments on their patients to ensure the substance is being used responsibly and for its intended purpose.

READ MORE: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Ohio

Ohio's medical marijuana control program should be up and running by Sept. 2018, with "certain requirements being imposed as soon as Sept. 8, 2016."