Walz names director of Office of Cannabis Management in Minnesota

September 22, 2023

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz took another step in addressing the legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota on Thursday, appointing Erin DuPree as the state’s first Office of Cannabis Management Director.

DuPree will start in her role on Oct. 2, and the governor shared in a press release that she will be responsible for building the new state agency with the purpose of establishing and regulating the new adult-use cannabis market in Minnesota.

Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize adult-use cannabis in May of this year.