Gov. Larry Hogan promised Thursday to work with black lawmakers on the lack of diversity in Maryland’s new medical cannabis industry, but he stopped short of committing to any specific solution.
Hogan and leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland met at the State House in Annapolis on Thursday afternoon.
“Multiple topics were covered including the lack of diversity in the recent awarding of provisional licenses by the Cannabis Commission,” Hogan spokesman Douglass Mayer said in a statement. “While the governor’s office has no role in this selection process, Governor Hogan made it clear that he shares their concerns and would work with them on possible solutions going forward.”
Del. Cheryl D. Glenn, chairwoman of the black caucus, said she suggested the governor consider calling a special session of the General Assembly to update the medical cannabis laws or issue an executive order. [Read More @ The Baltimore Sun]