The Former Top Cop Who Wants to Legalize Drugs

Major Neill Franklin was one of Maryland's top cops when he retired in 2010 after 34 years in law enforcement. Over the course of those three-plus decades, he went from being an active supporter of the war on drugs to a staunch opponent. 


Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces New Access of Cannabics Oil Capsules for Patients With Medical Cannabis License in Israel

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX) announced today that Israeli patients with a medical cannabis license will now have access to Cannabics Pharmaceutical's cannabis oil Capsules.

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals executed an IP Licensing and Collaboration Agreement in Israel with Bazelet Pharma for the distribution of the Company's medical cannabis capsules in Israel through approved medical cannabis growers and in strict compliance with all laws and regulations in Israel.

From October 1, 2015, patients in Israel with a medical cannabis license shall be entitled to receive Cannabics oil capsules. These capsules are offered in two dosages: 1. Hermon-SR 10mg THC   2. Gilboa-SR 9.5mg THC, 0.5mg CBD.


Police seize over 260 pounds of synthetic drugs worth $2.3M

Two men have been indicted in the District’s largest-ever synthetic drug bust, in which police seized more than 250 pounds of a substance marketed as Bizarro from a storage space in Northwest D.C.

On August 27, Maryland State Police and the Metropolitan Area Drug Task Force intercepted the drugs after they were shipped from the West Coast.

The new law allows district officials to shut down any business – typically liquor stores and gas station – caught selling the synthetic drugs, which are supposed to produce a high similar to marijuana, but instead have been known to launch people on hallucinations and violent rampages.


Medical marijuana options weighed in Maryland

As a delegate, Steve Schuh opposed making medical marijuana available in Maryland. As county executive, he now has to figure out how Anne Arundel County will deal with a law that will soon allow just that.

To consider what to do, Schuh last week convened a roundtable of local officials.

Applications for licenses to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana will become available from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission starting in September.

But the new state measure gives local jurisdictions a say on regulating such businesses through their planning and zoning laws. That leaves county officials mulling the impact on residents and on local government.


Maryland: Today's medical marijuana dispensaries may be tomorrow's recreational pot sellers

By Vicki Almond, Baltimore City Council

Applications for licenses to operate 15 medical cannabis growing facilities, 15 processing plants and 109 dispensaries in the state of Maryland will begin in the next few weeks. The citizens of Baltimore County, and residents throughout Maryland, are relying on their county council members and county commissioners to serve them well when it comes to the location of these medical cannabis facilities.


The Next 12 States to Legalize Marijuana

1. Ohio - Ohio voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to legalize marijuana with a constitutional amendment to institute a revolutionary proposal that backers say will create a billion-dollar industry in the next four years.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said Wednesday the private investor group ResponsibleOhio had collected 320,267 signatures of registered Ohio voters, 14,676 more than necessary to qualify for the general-election ballot. ResponsibleOhio spent more than $2 million since March on the petition drive to put its proposed Marijuana Legalization Amendment before voters.


Maryland Cannabis License Plans and Policies

Are you in the process of submitting an application for a Maryland medical cannabis licensed Grower, Dispensary or Processor? If this is you, sleep lightly you are not alone.


Maryland native dubbed 'marijuana mogul' in Colorado

e first time Brian Rogers took a bong hit at a party with his Havre de Grace High School friends, he said marijuana had no effect on him.

Now Rogers co-owns a multimillion-dollar marijuana company in Colorado at the center of the CNN docu-series, "High Profits," and he's no longer ambivalent.

"It's changed my life," the 34-year-old Harford County native said.

While recreational marijuana is illegal in 46 states — including Maryland — Colorado has been at the forefront of the legalization movement. And Rogers has been at the forefront of capitalizing on it.


Rural Maryland sees jobs, not vice, in medical marijuana

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Washington County is a proudly conservative place. Voters here haven’t backed a Democrat for president since 1964, and same-sex marriage lost by a landslide in a referendum three years ago.

But when Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries pitched a proposal to put a medical-marijuana production plant here, the county’s five county commissioners — Republicans all — passed a resolution unanimously supporting the plan.

Residents of Hagerstown, the county seat, seem to be taking the news in stride. The consensus: yes to marijuana for relieving pain, no to recreational use.

“I think it’s all right as long as it’s only for medical. I don’t want a lot of potheads,” said Leo ­Myers, 61, a security worker at the Mack Truck plant.


Chardan Releases Industry Report Covering PharmaCyte Biotech

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB:PMCB), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing targeted treatments for cancer and diabetes using its signature live-cell encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box®, announced today that Chardan Capital Markets LLC, a privately held full service global investment bank specializing in micro, small and mid-cap companies, issued an Industry Update featuring PharmaCyte Biotech. The report can be viewed at


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