OLCC Marijuana Head Fired After Leaking Internal Documents

OREGON: The director of Oregon’s new legal marijuana programs has been fired by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission after just three months.

Tom Burns was let go Thursday. OLCC spokesman Tom Towslee said Burns leaked an internal document to attorney Amy Margolis, who founded the Oregon Growers Political Action Committee.

Burns later deleted the email but Towslee said OLCC executive Director Steven Marks still saw the email and fired Burns immediately.

Burns was hired in December, following the passing of Measure 91, which legalized recreational marijuana in the state. The drug is set to be legal starting in July for home growers and for sale in state-regulated stores in 2016.