DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s medical marijuana enforcement director, who came under fire for a letter he wrote that the state attorney general said gave the appearance of opposing dispensary bans in cities, has been reassigned.

Officials insisted Monday the move is part of an overall reshuffling of leadership within the Department of Revenue.

READ MORE: Long Hauler Recovers: COVID-19 Patient Goes Home After 158 Days In Hospital

Taking over for Dan Hartman as medical marijuana enforcement director is Laura Harris, who is currently director of liquor and tobacco enforcement. Her appointment becomes effective Nov. 14.

READ MORE: Security Guard: Denver's Union Station 'Being Taken Over' By Crime & Drugs, Is 'Major Risk For Patrons'

Taking Harris’ place is Don Burmania, who is now director of racing enforcement. Hartman is moving into Burmania’s position.

Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch said Monday the reorganization by department head Barbara Brohl is so that division directors can learn about different divisions and step in if there’s a leadership gap.

MORE NEWS: Multiple Teen Girls Report Escaping Attempted Assaults In Fort Collins

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)