Jeremy Pauling appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research

Health Care Provider

Effective: July 15, 2014

Term Expires: January 5, 2015