How Much Does an ‘Office of Cannabis’ Director Earn? More Than $200K

San Francisco plans to hire the director of the new Office of Cannabis at a salary of more than $200,000 next month after the Board of Supervisors approved its creation Tuesday.

The Office of Cannabis, which will come under City Administrator Naomi Kelly, will decide who receives operating permits, both recreational retailers and medical dispensaries — while all marijuana business will still need to go through other city departments for approval.

The Office of Cannabis was included as part of Mayor Ed Lee’s $10.1 billion budget proposal, which the board also approved Tuesday, and was part of separate legislation by mayoral appointee Supervisor Jeff Sheehy that was also approved.

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