Mar 262016
 March 26, 2016

trichomes marijuana25 people so far have posted resumes in answer to a new job opening in the metro Detroit area: Medical Marijuana Program Inspector.

“Under direct supervision, incumbents perform the range of duties following specified protocols during the inspection of Medical Marijuana dispensaries. Inspection and investigative work is reviewed on an ongoing basis,” per the job listing. The posting also lists “Exposure to the odor and/or the handling of marijuana, marijuana products, and products used to cultivate marijuana” as a special requirement of the Inspector’s position.

Also listed: the need to “work effectively with frequent interruptions and distractions in locations such as dispensaries, and processing facilities.” This phrase stands out as odd: the City of Detroit did not authorize medical marijuana processing facilities in their Caregiver Center ordinance, and the Detroit ordinance is the only new one under which any new distribution centers are being licensed.

The advertisement was posted by the Southeastern Michigan Health Association, whose Executive Director is Gary Petroni and Deputy Director is Jeremy Andrews. Their website describes the organization as “a tax exempt nonprofit corporation, 501(c)(3), dedicated to improving community health by providing grant management, fiduciary, research, planning and other services.”

The job description appears on the ‘Indeed’ website. It describes a qualified candidate as one who has a bachelor’s degree or better in a wide array of fields, from botany to human medicine, from health care administration to criminal justice.

Applications must be turned in by April 1, 2016. Information from the Indeed.com listing is below.

Apply via this Website, Mail, or Fax resume and cover letter to:
Southeastern Michigan Health Association
Attention: Nikita Womack
Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion
3011 West Grand Boulevard
Suite 200, Fisher Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Fax: (313) 873-8137
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

This position is supported by grant funds and is renewed annually as funds are available.

Required experience:

  • Public Health: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s, 2016

Source: The Compassion Chronicles

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  • NickyChuck

    Title sounds like it should be a bad t-shirt, hehe

  • http://www.organibliss.com Doc Deadhead

    Further on in the posting it also says “ability to pass a drug screening” or in other words able to pass a urine test or saliva swab.

    They want someone that doesn’t smoke pot to inspect places that sell pot and report any violations.