The ethics staff for Maryland’s General Assembly has launched a preliminary investigation into a state lawmaker’s role in the medical cannabis industry.
Dan K. Morhaim is a 22-year veteran of the legislature and is the clinical director of Doctors Orders Maryland. The start-up is one of fifteen companies to recently receive a preliminary medical marijuana cultivation license and one of fifteen to receive a processing license for the state’s emerging MMJ program.
The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics will meet Oct. 19 to vote on whether to launch a full investigation, which would consider whether Morhaim violated state ethics laws, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Morhaim told The Baltimore Sun in July that he took “one modest paycheck” for being a consultant. He has said that he regrets not being more transparent about his role with Doctors Orders, but asserts he didn’t break any laws.