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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Montevideo man appointed to cannabis task force

  • Jeremy Pauling appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
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  • Montevideo native Jeremy Pauling has been appointed by Governor
    Mark Dayton to The TaskForce on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic
    Research on Thursday, July 10th. The force will evaluate  the
    influence of medical marijuana in Minnesota and features
    representatives from thehealthcare field, law enforcement,
    consumers and parents. The task force term is effective fromJuly
    15th, 2014 until January 5th, 2015.  A bill legalizing the use of medical
    marijuanapassed the Minnesota legislature last May, allowing
    cannabis for a particular, restrictive list ofailments.
    A parent appointee, Pauling has a seven year old daughter with late
    infantile Batten Disease,leaving her unable to speak and battling daily
    Page 2 of 7 - bouts of seizures while unable to communicatepain. Pauling and his
    family hope medical marijuana may improve her quality of life.The
    entire list of task force members are listed below:
     
    Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton
    ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research.
     
    James Backstrom – Hastings, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Minnesota County Attorneys Association Representative
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Duane Bandel – Minneapolis, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Consumer Member
    Page 3 of 7 - Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Maria Botker – Clinton, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Parent Member
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Dennis Flaherty – St. Paul, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association Representative
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Karina Forrest – White Bear Township, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Substance Use Treatment Provider
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Page 4 of 7 - James Franklin – St. Paul, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Representative
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Dr. Pamela Gonzalez – Minneapolis, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Substance Use Treatment Provider
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    David Hartford – St. Cloud, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Substance Use Treatment Provider
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Dr. Vincent Hayden – Minneapolis, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Page 5 of 7 - Substance Use Treatment Provider
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Chief David Kolb – Champlin, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association Representative
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Doreen McIntyre – Champlin, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Health Care Provider
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Jeremy Pauling – Montevideo, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Parent Member
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Page 6 of 7 - Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Dr. Charles Reznikoff – Minneapolis, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Health Care Provider
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Laura Schwartzwald – Aitkin, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Pharmacist Member
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Sarah Wellington –St. Paul, MN
    Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Consumer Member
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015
    Dr. Dawn Wyllie – Bemidji, MN
    Page 7 of 7 - Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research
    Health Care Provider
    Effective: July 15, 2014
    Term Expires: January 5, 2015

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