Colorado names new director to oversee marijuana in the state

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Dominique Mendiola has been named the state’s new director of marijuana coordination.

Mendiola, who has worked with the state Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division since 2014, serving as the deputy director, replaces Mark Bolton.

As director, Mendiola will manage marijuana policy issues for the state, including interaction between Colorado and the federal government.

“Coordination is key in ensuring Colorado maintains an effective adult use legalized marijuana strategy,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday in announcing the appointment. “We are excited to welcome Dominque to the team. I look forward to her guidance as new issues emerge that require our attention.”

Mendiola received her political science degree from the University of Texas-San Antonio in 2009 and her law degree from the University of Denver in 2012, the release said. She has practiced law in Texas and Colorado, with a focus in civil litigation.


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