Executive Director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Resigns

Executive Director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Resigns

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The executive director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has announced his resignation, with plans to move on to new ventures.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Patrick Jameson, who was named executive director of the commission in April 2016, is slated to resign on Nov. 30.

Commission chairman Brian Lopez said Jameson made his announcement on Nov. 8, though he was unaware of Jameson’s reasoning.

“I wish him the best of luck,” Lopez said. “He has done a lot but it was his decision.”

The commission will start looking for Jameson’s replacement immediately, with hopes that a new executive director will be announced in 30 days.

“We hope to find somebody very quickly,” Lopez said. 

Jameson took on the role of executive director when the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission was having excessive problems with delays regarding awarding licenses for growers, processors and dispensaries.

“The time has come for me to pursue other interests,” Jameson said in a statement.

The former executive director, who was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan, headed the Medical Cannabis Commission through difficult moments, lawsuits and investigations over the past year.

“It has been an honor to help sick people and launch a new lucrative industry in Maryland,” Jameson said. “I wish the commission well.”

Amanda Taylor was the editorial assistant for Marijuana Industry News from September 2016 through February 2018. She earned a BA in English and an MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University.

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