Maryland

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.

Mon
12
Oct

Zoning only chance to have local say on medical marijuana

Whether you're excited for the prospect of medical marijuana soon being made available in Maryland or staunchly against the idea, the reality is it's coming to neighborhoods near you soon.

Mon
05
Oct

Qualifying Conditions For Cannabis By State

Alaska

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Alaska include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain
  • Seizures

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Alaska’s application for medical marijuana registry

 

Arizona

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Arizona include:

Thu
01
Oct

Medical marijuana could bring 100 jobs to Cecil County

PERRYVILLE — A Colorado-based company has started the hiring process for its Maryland medical marijuana operations, which could provide as many as 100 new jobs in Cecil County, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.

“Management jobs will start in January,” said Emily Cohen, director of business development for The Clinic Maryland, LLC.

Afterward, production and laboratory jobs would be added.

Sat
26
Sep

Opinion could shift debate from pot to zoning

Let's set aside for the moment the merits of legalized medical marijuana and the dueling zoning bills from County Executive Steve Schuh and Councilman Chris Trumbauer to ban it or regulate it.

Instead, consider the curious opinion from Assistant Attorney General Kathryn M. Rowe on whether Schuh's proposed ban is even legal under state law permitting the growth, distribution, sale and use of medicinal cannabis. In a 2,300-word advisory opinion requested by the chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee, Rowe reviewed the relevant legal precedents that spell out whether a county has the power to ban an activity specifically permitted by the state.

Mon
21
Sep

Maryland County Pleads to Encourage Medical Marijuana Growers to choose them

Communities across the state have been debating whether or not to allow growers of medical marijuana into their communities, and the discussions have been more or less enlightened, depending on where you live.

Kent and Washington counties support it, and Baltimore County has passed zoning laws for growing, processing and distributing. Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh — as an example of one of the less enlightened — wants to ban it, even though the first specialty clinic with three consultants and three physicians opened in Annapolis in June, and by August had seen more than 100 prospective patients.

Sat
19
Sep

Schuh medical marijuana proposal would divide Maryland

Mr. Schuh cannot be permitted to succeed in his quest to continue the criminalization of Maryland's sick patients. Citizens across our state, in every jurisdiction, deserve access to helpful medication regardless of Mr. Schuh's adherence to a philosophy...

Fri
18
Sep

MD: Wicomico marijuana applicant to host town hall

Biocannatix LLC, based in Upper Marlboro, plans to host a town hall meeting Tuesday in Fruitland.

A fledgling medical marijuana business looking to grow, process and dispense its product in Wicomico County is taking its case to the public.

Biocannatix LLC, based in Upper Marlboro, plans to host a town hall meeting Tuesday in Fruitland. It has proposed building a warehouse near Hebron in which cannabis plants will be grown under lights and processed

To bolster its cause, the company has lined up a roster of speakers that includes Del. Cheryl Glenn, D-45-Baltimore City, one of the champions of the Free State’s new law; and Katherine Grimm, a marijuana industry consultant who has appeared on CNN’s series “High Profits.”

Thu
17
Sep

'Normalization' of marijuana doesn't necessarily mean wider use

I thought Republicans supported reason and free enterprise, and yet here's Steve Schuh, the Republican executive of Anne Arundel County, getting his socks in a knot about the prospect of someone growing, processing and dispensing marijuana for medical purposes along the banks of the Severn. He wants to ban in his county what a new state law allows. Schuh worries that people who get therapeutic cannabis might end up becoming dealers.

Mon
14
Sep

Maryland medical marijuana hopefulls ready to grow

The greenhouse business isn’t what it used to be for Larry Gude.

To meet changing demands, the owner of Gude Brothers Greenhouse in Middletown has switched from selling ornamental plants to lettuce. Now, he’s eyeing a less conventional plant — medical cannabis, or medical marijuana.

“There is a genuine need out there, for health reasons,” he said. “That’s the part we like about it.”

If Gude was to get serious about making the switch, though, he would face a major roadblock.

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