Maryland

Tue
04
Aug

First Maryland medical marijuana clinic open in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn't expected to be operational for another year.

Greenway Consultation, located in the Conte Lubrano Office Building, has three consultants and three physicians, who are not yet registered to recommend the drug through the Maryland Medical Cannibis Commission. The commission develops and oversees all licensing, registration, inspection and testing.

The clinic's spokesman Nick Petrucci said opening in advance of the program has advantages, such as beginning to build the patient-doctor relationship to expedite a recommendation for marijuana when the program begins.

Mon
03
Aug

First Maryland medical marijuana clinic open in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients — even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn’t expected to be operational for another year.

Greenway Consultation, located in the Conte Lubrano Office Building, has three consultants and three physicians, who are not yet registered to recommend the drug through the Maryland Medical Cannibis Commission. The commission develops and oversees all licensing, registration, inspection and testing.

The clinic’s spokesman Nick Petrucci said opening in advance of the program has advantages, such as beginning to build the patient-doctor relationship to expedite a recommendation for marijuana when the program begins.

Mon
03
Aug

Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Clinic Sees More Than 100 Prospective Patients

The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients -- even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn't expected to be operational for another year.

Greenway Consultation, located in the Conte Lubrano Office Building, has three consultants and three physicians, who are not yet registered to recommend the drug through the Maryland Medical Cannibis Commission. The commission develops and oversees all licensing, registration, inspection and testing.

The clinic's spokesman Nick Petrucci said opening in advance of the program has advantages, such as beginning to build the patient-doctor relationship to expedite a recommendation for marijuana when the program begins.

Tue
28
Jul

Former letter carrier convicted of delivering marijuana packages from post office to home | Fox News

GREENBELT, Md. –  A former letter carrier has been convicted of delivering packages of marijuana from a post office to the home of a conspirator.

A federal jury on Friday convicted 33-year-old Takisha Cole of Washington of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, use of a communications device to facilitate drug trafficking, and bribery.

According to evidence presented at trial, Cole worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Silver Spring. Prosecutors say the conspirator paid Cole to obtain and deliver packages containing marijuana to him.

Authorities say Cole picked up the packages at the post office and delivered them to the conspirator, even after his address was no longer on her route.

Cole's sentencing is set for Oct. 19.

Wed
22
Jul

Maryland State hires college to evaluate medical-marijuana applications

BALTIMORE — A state panel charged with regulating Maryland's new medical-marijuana industry announced an agreement Tuesday for Towson University to serve as a consultant on applications from entities seeking licenses as cannabis growers, processors and dispensers.

In its agreement with the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, Towson's Regional Economic Studies Institute, or RESI, will provide oversight in developing applications and assist in managing applicant evaluations, according to a news release issued by the commission.

The panel anticipates that applications and instructions for prospective growers, processors and dispensers will be available on its website in September.

Thu
09
Jul

Unlikely duo calls for government marijuana research

An unlikely pair of lawmakers is seeking to promote government research of marijuana.

Reps. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) — who stand on opposite sides of the legalization debate — are co-sponsoring an amendment that would help scientists study medical marijuana.

“Our amendment shows members of Congress with widely varying views on marijuana policy are united in support of building a robust body of scientific information on medical marijuana," said Blumenauer, whose state recently legalized recreational use of the drug.

Tue
07
Jul

Medical marijuana grower buys land in Maryland

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- A company planning to grow medical marijuana has purchased land in Allegany County to cultivate the plant.

The Cumberland Times-News  reports that Vast Organic Farms has bought 26 acres in Oldtown and is hoping to obtain one of 15 licenses the state of Maryland is planning to issue by early 2016 for medical marijuana growers.

The company's CEO Casey Callister says the farm would combine indoor growing in greenhouses with possible traditional open-air growing, depending on state regulations. Proposed regulations require strong security, including video surveillance and security guards.

Tue
07
Jul

Economist: Medical marijuana a good thing for Maryland

The "enormous demand" for medical marijuana, which only figures to grow as the population ages, sets the stage for a new multimillion-dollar industry in Maryland that will create hundreds of jobs, according to a leading regional economist.

"This will create a mix of private and public positions, and also make people feel better," said Anirban Basu, chairman and chief executive officer of Sage Policy Group, a Baltimore economic and policy consulting firm. "From an economist perspective, none of this sounds troubling."

Mon
06
Jul

Maryland: State Making Progress On Medical Marijuana Program

The law has been on the books now for about a year, but still patients can’t get medical marijuana. 

That’s because the state’s Medical Cannabis Commission is setting up the program. 

They are making progress.

There are proposed regulations for the growers of medical marijuana and the 94 dispensaries across the state that will get the drug to patients. 

Public comment on those regulations is taking place this month. 

Baltimore County Delegate Dan Morhaim, of Baltimore County’s 11th District co-sponsored the law. 

He’s an emergency room physician and we talked to him this week about the regulations.

Morhaim told Maryland's News This Week that the regulations are a positive step.

Fri
03
Jul

Sheriff: Woman gave kids marijuana at party

Authorities in southern Maryland say a woman gave marijuana to children at a birthday party and tried to teach a 6-year-old how to smoke.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home on Treetop Road in Lexington Park early Friday to check on the welfare of several children. Officials say deputies spoke to Tabitha Cassidy, who indicated that she gave marijuana to three 13- and 14-year-olds at a party at her home.

Officials say Cassidy also tried to teach a 6-year-old child how to inhale marijuana. The sheriff's office says deputies found suspected marijuana at Cassidy's home.

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