Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday made 10 appointments to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, filling vacant positions and replacing six commissioners whose terms had expired.
The commission is charged with implementing Maryland's medical cannabis program. The appointments include doctors, business people and several members of law enforcement.
The appointments are:
1. Charles P. LoDico, a chemist and toxicologist for the Department of Health and Human Services
2. Barry G. Pope, a clinical pharmacist for Conduent State Healthcare LLC.
3. Brian P. Lopez, a partner in the Osprey Property Co.
4. Dr. Alvin W. Davis, a partner at Anesthesia and Pain Management Associates.
5. Jeffrey R. Gahler, the Harford County sheriff.
6. Charles Smith III, the state's attorney for Frederick County.
7. Rachel Rhodes, horticulture associate agent and master gardener coordinator.
8. Dr. Ehsan Abdeshahian, a staff physician.
9. Scott Welsh, the owner of Maryland Flower and Foliage.
10. John T. Gontrum, an assistant comptroller.