Ned Calonge on leaving as CO's chief medical officer & the "distraction" of medical marijuana

Dr. Ned Calonge, the Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is leaving his post in November to serve as president of The Colorado Trust. Below, Calonge talks in detail about the decision to rejoin the private sector, his goals at the Trust, and his CDPHE tenure, with a focus on medical marijuana -- a topic that's taken more time than he'd like.
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