Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is joining the ranks of politicians remaking themselves as marijuana pitchmen.
Nutter told NJ.com late last week that he had signed on to handle community relations for Green Leaf Medical New Jersey. The multistate operator, which is headquartered in Maryland, also has operations in Pennsylvania under the gLeaf brand. Nutter was named senior adviser and consultant for the company.
Green Leaf has applied to open a 50,000-square-foot cultivation and dispensary operation within view of Philadelphia International Airport on the waterfront in Gloucester City, just south of Camden.
Nutter’s beliefs on marijuana seem to have evolved since he left City Hall.