Maine Medical Marijuana Program Announces New Manager

February 4th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

Added by Thomas H. Clarke on February 1, 2013.
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PORTLAND,  ME — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has announced a new manager to oversee their medical marijuana program.

Maine Organic TherapyThe Portland Press Herald reports that Marietta D’Agostino has been hired to fill the position left vacant in November when John Thiele was dismissed.

D’Agostino has spent her career mostly in social services, working as a child protective caseworker, a juvenile corrections officer and a captain at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

“Marietta’s diverse experience in developing policy and program management, as well as a familiarity with law enforcement, makes her a good fit for this position,” said Kenneth Albert, director of DHHS’ office of licensing and regulatory services, which includes the medical marijuana program.

Thiele had been the chief of  Maine’s medical marijuana program since 2010, and was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the dispensary system approved by voters in 2009.

“John had been doing a great job helping the last two years to get the program up and running,” said Chris Kenoyer, a medical marijuana advocate. “He helped everyone get set up with the correct and proper paperwork and answered

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