- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland lawmaker says he wished he had been more transparent about his business connection to the cannabis industry prior to championing the legalization of medical marijuana in the state.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Del. Dan K. Morhaim is the clinical director for a company called Doctor’s Orders, which is seeking a license from the state to dispense medical marijuana. Morhaim, a Democrat from Baltimore County, is also an emergency room doctor.

Morhaim told The Baltimore Sun Wednesday (https://bsun.md/29Thjw0) that his affiliation with Doctor’s Orders isn’t a conflict of interest and he followed all disclosure rules. Still, he says he should have disclosed the connection.

The state commission will award 15 licenses for growing operations as soon as next month and, later, up to 94 dispensary licenses.

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