There’s a new marijuana czar in Colorado

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Dominique Mendiola is the new director of marijuana coordination in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced.

She fills a position that was vacated in March, when Mark Bolton took a job as government affairs consultant for a Denver-based law firm.

Mendiola will be no stranger to many industry watchers in the state after having served as deputy director of the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) since 2014.

In that role, Mendiola helped MED work with marijuana businesses as well as with the state’s attorney general.

She’s regularly gone before Colorado’s General Assembly to present the division’s proposed positions and also was a consistent presence at MED’s rulemaking meetings, Denver alt-weekly Westword noted.