Legislator, advocate for medical marijuana law takes job with cannabis firm, Leafline Labs

Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-Cottage Grove, a co-sponsor of last year's medical marijuana bill, said Tuesday that he has accepted a consulting job with LeafLine Labs, one of two cannabis companies in the state. 

Schoen said he is taking an unpaid leave from his job as a Cottage Grove police officer through the end of the year. During that time, he said he will work as a security consultant on a contract basis with LeafLine Labs.

He declined to specify how much the job pays, but said "it's less than I made being a police officer."

Schoen said he worked with LeafLine Labs last year when they contacted him for help in scouting cities that would let them operate.

"I introduced them to every city administrator and mayor... in all four of the cities I represent that wanted to meet with them," Schoen said in an interview. "If if what's my community desires, I will...

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