Florida's commissioner of agriculture has named the state's first-ever cannabis director.
Holly Bell, a banker from Nashville, will serve in the Florida Department of agriculture, working to implement ag commissioner Nikki Fried's vision for marijuana in the state.
Bell says one main priority is passing legislation to regulate hemp, to help Florida farmers, "after 80 years of stalled progress, we can finally be putting cannabis to work for farmers, consumers, and patients here in Florida. That's exactly what I worked on in Tennessee by bringing farmers, investors, and government together to build an infrastructure to drive the economy."
The new position comes with a 110-thousand dollar a year salary.