Minnesota Lawmaker Who Backed Medical Marijuana Law Hired By Leafline Labs

Minnesota Rep. Dan Schoen has taken a contract-basis job as security consultant of the cannabis company LeafLine Labs. He will be on unpaid leave until the end of the year, to aid in LeafLine’s clinic operations. He co-sponsored last year’s medical marijuana bill.

Minnesota State Representative Dan Schoen, DFL-Cottage Grove, accepted a contract-basis job as a security consultant of the medical marijuana manufacturer LeafLine Labs.

The Cottage Grove police officer co-sponsored last year's medical marijuana bill, and worked with LeafLine Labs when the cannabis manufacturer was looking for cities in which to operate.

Schoen announced July 14 he will be working for LeafLine and is taking an unpaid leave from his job as a police officer at Cottage Grove throughout the rest of the year.

"With the expiration of our existing security director's contract, we were glad that Dan Schoen was willing to serve as our interim security...

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