Maryland

Mon
30
Nov

Interest high in Maryland's medical marijuana

Interest in Maryland's medical marijuana program is higher than anyone expected. The state has received more than 1,000 applications for licenses.

The first stage in approving a license is set for January, but there are so many applications the process may be delayed.

"The thing that works most completely for me is a few puffs of cannabis," said Barry Considine, of Halethorpe.

Polio left Considine's muscles so weak, he's dealing with osteoarthritis. He's in near constant pain throughout his spine, hands and knees.

Maryland's medical marijuana program can't get up and running fast enough as far as Considine is concerned.

Fri
27
Nov

Medical Marijuana in Maryland: State Receives Over 1000 License Applications

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission received over 1,000 applications for licenses for the state's medical marijuana program, with the majority of the applications being for dispenser licenses.

Fri
27
Nov

Where do entrepreneurs want to build marijuana dispensaries?

Entrepreneurs want to build medical marijuana dispensaries pretty much everywhere in Maryland.

The state’s medical marijuana commission on Tuesday released a geographic breakdown of the 811 dispensary applications it received earlier this month – an uptick from preliminary numbers.

Commission officials also said they received more applications to grow marijuana than previously reported - 146 in all for the 15 available licenses. Another 124 applied for an unlimited number of licenses to process marijuana into something the dispensaries can sell, also more than previously reported.

Tue
24
Nov

Maryland: 22 seek area medical-marijuana dispensary licenses

More than 20 companies have applied for medical-marijuana dispensary licenses to locate in the two senatorial districts that cover Washington County, according to a breakdown of applications announced Tuesday by state officials.

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has posted the more than 800 dispensary license applications received by the Nov. 6 deadline on its website, listed in each of the state's 47 senatorial districts.

A total of 25 applications were made from 22 different entities for dispensaries in Washington County, which is partly in Senate District 1, as well as District 2. Three companies submitted applications in both districts.

Wed
18
Nov

Marijuana Legalization in Maryland: Latest on the State's New Medical Marijuana Program

In Maryland, the latest official advancement of the fight for marijuana legalization was in September, when Gov. Larry Hogan passed legislation that makes it easier for patients to obtain the drug for medical purposes — but the state's medical marijuana program is now delayed, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday. Furthermore, as of now there is no formal plan to vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana during the state's 2016 elections. 

Fri
13
Nov

Maryland gets 882 license applications for medical marijuana

A large number of applications to grow or dispense medical marijuana in Maryland will delay the program's rollout, the executive director of a state commission said Thursday.

The commission announced it received 882 applications for grower, processor and dispenser licenses by a Nov. 6 deadline. Hannah Byron, the executive director of the Maryland medical Cannabis Commission, said the panel will extend the application review period and modify the timeline. The commission had estimated the first stage of the application review would be complete by mid-January.

"The commission will provide an updated program schedule in the near future," Byron said.

Fri
06
Nov

Maryland's nascent medical marijuana industry already booming

 

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Erin Cox / Baltimore Sun

Fri
23
Oct

Harford's disconnect over medical marijuana finds executive not worried, but sheriff and drug czar are

spite declaring war against heroin, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is not concerned that the arrival of medical marijuana in Maryland will usher in a slippery slope for more cannabis use.

As a state senator last year, Glassman supported bills allowing medical marijuana and the decriminalization of small amounts of the drug.

That support puts him at odds with Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler and Joe Ryan, the county's Drug Control Policy Director, who have called the state's approval of medical pot a very bad idea.

Mon
12
Oct

Taskforce seizes $1.45M worth of marijuana from Eastern Shore property

Eastern Shore authorities seized more than 700 adult marijuana plants worth about $1.45 million from an abandoned property in Chesterville, Maryland.

The investigation into the property began in August. Officials said the plants, ranging between 6- and 10-feet tall, were weeks away from being harvested.

The 15-acre property located in the 3100 block of Chesterville Bridge Road was abandoned several years ago, according to a release provided by the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office. The property included one large home and several “outbuildings” that had been sitting vacant.

Authorities said the property was only visited occasionally by the family members who live in Delaware

Mon
12
Oct

Over $1 mil in marijuana plants seized in Queen Anne's County

CHESTERVILLE, Md. -

Investigators in Queen Anne's and Kent County say they have seized over a million dollars worth of marijuana from a farm in Chesterville.

The Maryland State Police say around mid-August, they found a possible outdoor marijuana growing operation on Chesterville Bridge Road, and started an investigation. MSP, along with the Queen Anne's County Drug Task force and the Kent County Narcotics Task Force, spearheaded the investigation. Investigators said they found that the 15 acre overgrown property had been abandoned several years ago, and included a large home that had been entirely covered in plywood, and several out-buildings. The property was apparently only occasionally visited by Delaware family members.

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