Maryland medical marijuana commission hires new executive director

Only days after legal medical marijuana sales began in Maryland, the state’s MMJ commission has hired a new director.

Joy Strand, a hospital executive, is replacing Patrick Jameson, who resigned in November

Jameson took the post in April 2016, succeeding Hannah Byron, the commission’s first executive director.

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Here’s what you need to know:

  • Strand had been serving as CEO of Crisfield-based McCready Health, where she led a health organization that included a hospital and several other health care services.
  • In 2015, McCready Health partnered with Wellness Farms, a medical marijuana cultivation startup.
  • Strand takes the reins as Maryland works to award more licenses for its medical cannabis program.
  • When Jameson resigned, commission chairman Brian Lopez said the transition wouldn’t cause problems for licensees because the state has a compliance director and someone to monitor testing labs.

https://mjbizdaily.com/maryland-medical-cannabis-commission-hires-new-executive-director/

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