A new breed of business administration specialists is taking over the medical-marijuana industry.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that it has appointed three new “business administration specialists” who will oversee how medical marijuana businesses get off the ground.
The “business administrator” will work with doctors, patients and medical researchers, who will be able to ask questions about the product and its risks, such as the drug’s potential for addiction and its potential to cause health problems.
They will also work with growers, dispensaries and other businesses to get a feel for what products and brands to keep and what to sell, HHS said.
The new employees will also receive training on best practices in the industry.
The new position, which will be created through the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, has been created by the Trump administration.
The HHS said in a statement that the “new business administrator will have direct responsibility for managing and implementing the regulatory and business processes to enable medical marijuana providers to achieve a high-quality product and product delivery system, including through the use of secure online ordering and a system of customer service.”
This article has been updated to clarify the nature of the new positions.