Maryland Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Maryland Medical Cannabis News

New U.S. medical marijuana markets – one year later

If it was a big year for recreational marijuana in 2016, then it was a huge one for medical marijuana.

Voters or state legislatures in 11 states – Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – approved or advanced medical cannabis measures.

Read More

Week in Review: CA marijuana rules, Maryland’s MMJ launch & Sessions + cannabis

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Kristen Nichols California reveals the licensing rules for its marijuana industry, Maryland’s medical cannabis appears ready to launch, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicates the DOJ has no plans to suppress the marijuana industry. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past […]

Read More

Could Maryland medical cannabis sales begin soon?

The four-year wait in Maryland might be coming to a close. Industry insiders in the state are predicting medical marijuana businesses could start selling product as soon as this month. Wendy Bronfein, the marketing director for Curio Wellness in Lutherville, Maryland, said she expects to see sales begin this month, then steadily progress into the […]

Read More

Maryland medical cannabis commission looking for new chief

The executive director of Maryland’s medical marijuana commission is stepping down for undisclosed reasons. Patrick Jameson, who had been at the helm of the commission since April 2016, is resigning effective Nov. 30, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. His resignation comes only four months after the governor appointed 10 new members to the highly criticized commission. The […]

Read More

Maryland clears two medical cannabis firms to open for business

Maryland medical marijuana regulators have approved licenses for two cannabis businesses that were under investigation for potential conflicts of interest. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) – which found no evidence to disqualify the two businesses from operating – also licensed three other dispensaries, bringing the state’s total to six, The Washington Post reported. Here’s […]

Read More

Chart: 42% of marijuana business owners plan to expand into new markets

By Eli McVey Over 40% of cannabis business owners are planning to take their companies into a new market within the next year, according to a Marijuana Business Daily survey. Of the business owners intending to expand, the vast majority have identified opportunities in both the medical and recreational markets.

Read More

Judge’s ruling muddles Maryland’s medical cannabis program

A Baltimore judge has rejected arguments to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Maryland’s medical marijuana commission broke program rules when it awarded cultivation business licenses earlier this year. The ruling means the case must go to trial, yet another twist in the saga that is Maryland’s medical cannabis program. According to The Baltimore Sun, the trial court […]

Read More

Maryland grants medical marijuana licenses to eight businesses

Maryland regulators have given eight more medical marijuana companies the green light to begin operations, a positive sign for a program that’s been fraught with problems. According to The Baltimore Sun, the state granted licenses to one cultivator/processor, three processors, two testing labs and two dispensaries: Cultivation/processing: Kind Pharmaceuticals USA (Washington County) Processing: Pharmaculture Corporation (Allegany), Rosebud Organics (Montgomery) […]

Read More

MA holding company helps Israeli MMJ firm expand US reach

Medical marijuana research firm Tikun Olam has expanded its partnership with a canna-centric Massachusetts holding company that will eventually increase the Israeli business’ U.S. footprint to seven states. Under its new agreement with Newton, Massachusetts-based holding company MariMed, Tikun Olam’s MMJ products will be grown, manufactured and sold in four states where MariMed has a presence – […]

Read More

Maryland university cancels medical marijuana courses

The University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy has called off courses that had been scheduled for students planning careers in the medical marijuana field. The college made the decision after “consulting with the Maryland attorney general’s office” and then decided to err on the side of caution because of marijuana’s ongoing status as a Schedule 1 […]

Read More