About Us

The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission develops policies, procedures, and regulations to implement programs that ensure medical cannabis is available to qualifying patients in a safe and effective manner. The Commission oversees all licensing, registration, inspection, and testing measures pertaining to Maryland’s medical cannabis program and provides relevant program information to patients, physicians, growers, dispensaries, processors, testing laboratories and caregivers.

Natalie LaPrade​
Natalie LaPrade was the mother of Baltimore City Delegate Cheryl Glenn. Delegate Glenn was one of the leading sponsors of Medical Marijuana legislation. Mrs. LaPrade was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1923. She moved to Baltimore and raised her family there. Mrs. LaPrade died of kidney cancer at the age of 87. She instilled in her children the importance of public service and helping others. Delegate Glenn believed that medical marijuana, if available, would have made her mother more comfortable and eased her pain in the last months and weeks of her life.


Executive Staff

​Executive Director
William Tilburg

Deputy Director/ Laboratory Compliance
Lori Dodson

Operations (Finance, Information Technology, and Quality Assurance)
Ugo Osoh, Acting Director

Office of Communications
David Torres, Director

​Operations Staff

Bureau of Enforcement and Compliance
Director, Anthony Grover​

Quality Assurance
Manager, Reanna Richardson

Call Center
Lead, Melissa Morgan

Scientific Support
Director, Farahath Shenaz Dave

Director, Ugo Osoh

Information Technology
Director, Kayode Onaolapo

Office of Policy and Government Affairs
Director, Taylor Kasky

MMCC has internship opportunities available for qualified individuals. For more information please click here 

Regional Enforcement and Compliance Investigative Team

MMCC Headquarters

Mitchel Parke, MMCC Headquarters Supervisor

Central Region

Todd Liddick, Senior Enforcement and Compliance Supervisor

Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and Saint Mary's counties

Eastern Region

Craig Williams, Eastern Region Supervisor

Anne Arundel, Carolinie, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties

Western Region

Mark Rodeheaver, Senior Enforcement and Compliance Supervisor

Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Montgomery and Washington countes