The person eventually chosen to lead Minnesota’s relatively new cannabis regulatory agency will be in line for a higher salary than the first time the state posted the position.

The latest job posting for the Office of Cannabis Management executive director includes a pay scale that runs from nearly $133,000 to $190,000 per year. Initially, the range for the position was $105,000 to $150,000.

Gov. Tim Walz hired an executive director in September, but she quickly left after her business record came under scrutiny. The director reports to the governor, so he makes the final selection.

Applications are due by Feb. 26, and the goal is to get somebody aboard by late spring or early summer. Interim Director Charlene Briner said Monday that the new scale is comparable with other top cannabis regulators elsewhere in the country.

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