The director of Minnesota's Office of Medical Cannabis is stepping down after 5 years, the Minnesota Department of Health announced.

Chris Tholkes is taking a job with the City of Minneapolis. Her last day with the office is Friday.

"I'm grateful for the many opportunities and experiences I've had during my 14 years with MDH," Tholkes said. "I'm incredibly proud of our work and will be cheering folks on for the upcoming implementation work."

The news comes as the governor's office searches for a director of its new Office of Cannabis Management. Currently, the oversight of hemp-derived edibles in under the purview of the Office of Medical Cannabis.