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, dispensers, 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

Acting Executive Director
William Tilburg

Deputy Director/ Laboratory Compliance
Lori Dodson​, Director

Office of Policy and Government Affairs
Will Tilburg, Director

Bureau of Enforcement and Compliance
Scott Simmons, Director

Operations (Finance, Information Technology, and Quality Assurance)
Fakiza Rahman, Director

Office of Communications
David Torres, Director

Natalie Whylie, Communications Coordinator

Shannyn Mack, Communications Coordinator

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

Regional Enforcement and Compliance Investigative Supervisors

MMCC Headquarters
Craig Williams, Enforcement and Compliance Investigator


​Please feel free to contact us for compliance related concerns or issues.  For all Complia issues (agent badges), please contact Myesha McQueen at myesha.mcqueen@maryland.gov​ .

Central Region

Todd Liddick, Senior Enforcement and Compliance Supervisor

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

Eastern Region

James Pilchard, Senior Enforcement and Compliance Supervisor

Anne Arundel, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset, Talbot, 
Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester County

Western Region

 Mark Rodeheaver, Senior Enforcement and Compliance Supervisor


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