My, my, my…the times do change. Terrence Gainer, the former Deputy Chief of the DC Police Department, and later Chief of the Capitol Police, and Sargent of Arms for the US Senate, is now providing security for a proposed legal cannabis cultivation center in Hagerstown, Maryland, the Hagerstown Herald is reporting. http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/medical-marijuana-producer-planning-facility-in-hopewell-valley-park/article_0c30c5fd-e289-504a-9dc4-d9797bae5201.html Legal medical marijuana will be available to Maryland patients beginning in 2016. The Maryland Cannabis Commission expects to award licenses to 15 cultivation centers and 92 dispensaries throughout the state.
Gainer, who along with is former boss, Charles Ramsey, led the huge run-up in misdemeanor marijuana arrests in the District, before a voter-lead backlash led to Initiative 71 and legalization. With the tide turning nationwide toward legalizing marijuana, former drug warriors are looking to cash in on the back end of the marijuana wars.