Joey Peña a former journalist who worked for Marijuana Business Daily who 9 News say, will do the following.
He will be something of a liaison between marijuana shops and the city. He will help them comply with the requirements of starting and running a cannabis business in Denver. The city said people in the industry were asking the city for a marijuana middle man to help them navigate through the regulations.
See the original job description Denver’s new job opening: Cannabis process navigator
This is currently considered a temporary position. Peña will make $90,000 over the next year.
Marijuana tax dollars did help pay for this new role. Those tax dollars go into the city’s general fund, and some of that is set aside to fund the management of marijuana in the city.