Governor overhauls Maryland medical cannabis commission

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan overhauled the state’s 16-member medical cannabis commission this week, making 10 appointments and doubling its minority representation. Hogan filled three vacancies on the panel, replaced six commissioners whose terms had expired and reappointed a 10th commissioner, assistant comptroller John Gontrum, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Critics of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Рincluding the Legislative Black Caucus Рhave charged the panel lacked diversity and failed in a mandate to ensure minorities are represented among grow and dispensary licensees. The other nine appointees, according to the Business Journal:
  • Charles LoDico,
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