Maine Hires Director for Its Recreational Marijuana Program
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Maine Hires Director for Its Recreational Marijuana Program

Scott Lever will report to Erik Gundersen, who leads the state's new Office of Marijuana Policy.

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Maine has tapped a deputy state health commissioner with a background in construction lobbying to run its recreational marijuana program.

Scott Lever joined the state Department of Health and Human Services in January 2017, appointed by then-Gov. Paul LePage as a senior legal and policy adviser to help the department through a leadership transition and state government shutdown, according to his LinkedIn profile.

In August, Lever was promoted to deputy commissioner of health services, where he oversaw the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which is the former home of the state medical marijuana program, as well as the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

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