Maryland

Thu
10
Sep

Investigation Finds No Bias In Maryland’s Cannabis License Award Process

An investigation into the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission found “no evidence of bias or undue influence in the 2019 license application review process” and that former Del. Cheryl Glenn did not influence the process, despite her pleading guilty in January to accepting more than $33,000 in bribes.

A report released Thursday and written by the Zuckerman Spaeder LLP law firm said several allegations of bias leveled against the commission, including a claim that its former executive director was related to an applicant, were unfounded.

Tue
08
Sep

What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland

Maryland’s medical marijuana industry started off slowly but found a bit of success with sales approaching over $100 million in the first year alone. While the debate over the decriminalization of recreational marijuana still rages in the state, medical marijuana—legalized in 2017—has certainly made its mark. Since then, a series of strict rules for obtaining it for medical use have appeared alongside numerous dispensaries specializing in providing medical marijuana to eligible patients.

Wed
08
Jul

Illinois and Maryland Achieve Record Cannabis Sales in May

A Detailed Look at Cannabis Sales in Illinois, Maryland and Massachussetts

We are pleased to share with our readers overviews on three Eastern cannabis markets compiled by BDSA for the month of April. BDSA offers a full understanding of the evolving cannabis market though several offerings, including its GreenEdge Retail Sales Tracking, Consumer Insights, Industry Intelligence and CBD Market Monitor divisions.

Wed
08
Jul

More states allowing telehealth consults for cannabis authorization

Until recently, the term “telehealth” was known in the medical community, but not the cannabis community.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak sent the country into lockdown, medical marijuana users in many states can now check in with a health care provider by video for authorization, rather than an in-person meeting.

According to MPP.org, 31 states currently allow telemedicine for cannabis patients – 11 of which have temporarily altered their laws as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic.

Wed
20
May

Governor of Maryland Vetoes Bill To Prevent Public Viewing of Past Pot-Related Offenses

A bill designed to keep marijuana-related convictions out of public view has been vetoed by

Wed
06
May

Cities Have Ignored Marijuana Crimes To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Local officials in Columbus and Baltimore announced they won’t pursue marijuana offenses in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Fri
01
May

Maryland Allows Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Remain Open

In order to meet the needs of cannabis users across the state, Maryland is allowing medical dispensaries to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic with some loosened restrictions to make sure everyone has access. Southern Maryland dispensaries in general are working to make sure accessibility is the number-one priority.

Tue
24
Mar

Michigan is smoking more marijuana than any other state during coronavirus pandemic, survey says

Quarantine caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19 is forcing people across the world to find ways to entertain themselves.

In Michigan, people are lighting up.

According to a Twitter survey conducted by the health blog bodynutrition.org, Michigan residents are smoking marijuana more than any other state during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Analysts used trends software with direct access to geotagged twitter data to arrive at the conclusion.

Thu
27
Feb

District Cannabis Unveils New State-of-the Art Cultivation Center in Maryland

District Cannabis, the standard bearer of premium medical cannabis in the DMV region, announced the completion of their pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, MD.  The facility, which was made possible due to a successful capital raise of $9.2 M,  will produce  consistently  high-quality cannabis to meet Maryland's growing patient demand.

The Hagerstown facility's footprint will ultimately encompass more than 82,000 sq ft, including the recently completed Phase 1 high-tech grow rooms, and the Phase 2 expansion planned for later this year.  The cultivation complex, upon completion of Phase 2,  is expected to yield more than 6 times the current production capacity.

Mon
03
Feb

Maryland Farmers Look for Guidelines On Hemp

The meeting room was packed on Jan. 15 for the Maryland Hemp Exchange Roundtable.

Hosted by the Maryland Farm Bureau, the roundtable included speakers Jim Drews, operations manager with the Office of Plant Industries & Pest Management of the Maryland Department of Agriculture; Dan Galluzzo and Eryck Stamper from the Maryland Hemp Exchange; and Kevin Atticks, founder & CEO of Grow & Fortify.

Attendees came hoping for guidelines on Maryland’s hemp production plans and regulations. Fred Coulbourn, who owns 38 acres in Caroline County, hopes to get in on the production ground floor.

“There’ll be an abundance of growers once hemp catches on,” Coulbourn said. “They’ve got to take it past the growing to processors and markets.”

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