26 April 2016
The Washington Post reports
Patrick Jameson started Monday as executive director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, a spokesman for Hogan said.
Jameson served with the Maryland State Police between 1987 and 1999 in the special operations and white collar crime divisions, earning a master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University and serving as a police union officer, according to Hogan’s office and news reports. He’s returning to government work after spending more than a decade in the private sector, including as a homeland security director for the technology giant Oracle and principal of a management consulting firm.
Jameson unsuccessfully sought office in Anne Arundel County, running as a Republican candidate for county sheriff in 2010 and applying for county executive in 2013. He included eliminating drugs in his 2010 platform.
His appointment comes at a critical time for the Medical Cannabis Commission, which is managing a deluge of applications from businesses seeking licenses to grow, process and sell medical marijuana. Repeated delays in the program means it will likely not be available to consumers until 2017.