Maryland Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Maryland lawmakers legalize cannabis edibles for medical market

Maryland has legalized the sale of edible medical marijuana products, which likely will provide a substantial revenue boost to MMJ businesses in the fast-growing market. It would also open new business opportunities for edibles manufacturers. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, signed the provision into law on Monday, along with a marijuana-related, antitrust bill. State lawmakers […]

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Chart: Eastern US salaries top Western compensation in cannabis

Salaries for employees of U.S. marijuana companies lean higher in East Coast markets than on the West Coast. That’s one key takeaway from a Marijuana Business Magazine survey of cannabis industry recruiters. Exceptions exist, of course, such as California, where salaries are higher than average, and Florida, where they are lower than average. Several factors […]

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Maryland underlines deadline when medical cannabis dispensaries must open

Maryland regulators cautioned medical marijuana businesses they must open their dispensaries by Sept. 30 or see their approvals rescinded. The warning, issued in a state bulletin, pertains mainly to 26 businesses that remain in preapproval stage, according to The Baltimore Sun. Roughly 76 licensed MMJ dispensaries have already opened their doors, the newspaper reported. A […]

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Curio Wellness drops medical marijuana licensing suit against Maryland

Curio Wellness dropped its lawsuit to block Maryland regulators from awarding new cannabis cultivation licenses that the state said were intended to increase diversity in the industry. The company had received impassioned public criticism after it filed the suit, according to The Baltimore Sun. Curio CEO Michael Bronfein said in a statement that the medical […]

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Maryland regulators intend to issue new medical cannabis licenses despite suit

Maryland regulators said Thursday they plan to move forward with plans to issue additional medical marijuana cultivation and processing licenses, despite a lawsuit by Curio Wellness to block their effort. The licenses are intended to increase diversity in the state’s fledgling MMJ industry. For more details from the Baltimore Business Journal’s report, click here.

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Cannabis firm sues MD to block grower licenses meant for minority businesses

Curio Wellness, a vertically integrated medical marijuana company in Baltimore County, Maryland, filed a lawsuit against state regulators to stop them from awarding four new cultivation licenses that are intended to increase the number of minority business owners in the industry. The suit alleges that the commission must complete a supply-and-demand analysis before soliciting new […]

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Seed-to-sale problem halts recreational sales at Boston-area marijuana store

A Boston-area marijuana store had to temporarily stop selling adult-use cannabis flower because of an issue with Massachusetts’ seed-to-sale traceability system, Metrc. Alternative Therapies Group (ATG) in Salem halted recreational cannabis sales because the store’s inventory data had become corrupted in Metrc, The Boston Globe reported. It’s unclear when ATG will resume recreational sales. The company announced […]

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Maryland to study legalizing adult-use marijuana in 2020, signaling no action this year

Maryland lawmakers have formed a bipartisan group to study the possibility of legalizing recreational cannabis in 2020 via legislation or referendum. The working group’s formation indicates that legalization legislation introduced earlier this month isn’t likely to pass this year, according to The Baltimore Sun. Bills to legalize adult-use marijuana recently were introduced in the Maryland […]

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Chart: Maryland’s first-year medical marijuana sales approach $100 million

Maryland’s slow-to-start medical marijuana industry made up for lost time, zooming toward $100 million in first-year sales. Maryland brought in $95.4 million in dispensary sales between Dec. 1, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2018, averaging 21% monthly growth and peaking in November at $13.8 million. That total surpassed first-year MMJ sales in Illinois, Massachusetts and New […]

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Maryland medical cannabis grower fined for using banned pesticides

The first company to be licensed as a medical marijuana grower in Maryland has been fined and handed a two-year probation for using banned crop-protection pesticides. Nationwide, cannabis cultivators and product manufacturers are facing closure, failed mandatory tests and increased scrutiny from regulators over pesticide concerns. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Tuesday ordered ForwardGro to […]

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Maryland’s medical cannabis sales hit $96 million in first year

Maryland’s medical marijuana industry brought in $96.3 million during its first year of operation. MMJ sales began in December 2017, and there are currently nearly 52,000 patients, according to The Baltimore Sun. The newspaper also reported between 250 and 350 people a day are applying to become certified by the state to buy medical cannabis. […]

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Maryland’s medical marijuana program is rapidly developing

Maryland’s medical marijuana patient pool is growing at a quick rate, providing increased revenue and opportunities for the state’s MMJ businesses. The head of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) said state regulators are receiving more than 1,000 applications a week from would-be patients, according to the Hagerstown Herald-Mail. Here’s what you need to know: […]

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