10 October 2016
The Washington Post reports today that …..
The governor selected Saundra Washington, an African American cancer survivor and director of a Maryland nonprofit group that provides food and charity to people in need, after consulting with the General Assembly’s Legislative Black Caucus.
Del. Cheryl D. Glenn (D-Baltimore), the caucus’s president, said Washington wasn’t the group’s recommendation. But she welcomed additional diversity to the regulatory body, which previously had only one African American.
Glenn, a strong proponent of medical marijuana, said she will push legislation in the upcoming 2017 session to overhaul the structure of the commission, which she and other critics say is not suited to oversee a complex, multimillion-dollar industry of growers, processors and dispensers.