A Washington Post article (2016-04-25) reported that Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Patrick Jameson as the new executive director of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Jameson replaces former executive director Hannah Byron, who stepped down in January. The Commission is in the midst of reviewing and approving permits for the growth, processing and distribution of medical cannabis in Maryland. From the article:
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.