Only days after legal medical marijuana sales began in Maryland, the state’s MMJ commission has hired a new director.
Jameson took the post in April 2016, succeeding Hannah Byron, the commission’s first executive director.
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.