Maryland Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Maryland approves a dozen more medical marijuana dispensaries

Maryland regulators have given final approval to another 12 dispensaries to begin selling medical marijuana, bringing the number of formally approved retail outlets to 22. But finding enough cannabis to supply those retailers remains a challenge. Regulators told the Baltimore Sun the supply issue likely won’t be ironed out until at least March. Here’s what […]

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Chart: Diversity still a hot topic in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry

Over 35% of those with an ownership stake in a Maryland medical marijuana company – and nearly 60% of those employed by MMJ businesses – are racial minorities, according to preliminary data released by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. But some industry watchers believe those numbers don’t tell the whole story and still contend that […]

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Maryland medical marijuana commission hires executive director

Only days after legal medical marijuana sales began in Maryland, the state’s MMJ commission has hired a new director. Joy Strand, a hospital executive, is replacing Patrick Jameson, who resigned in November. Jameson took the post in April 2016, succeeding Hannah Byron, the commission’s first executive director. Here’s what you need to know: Strand had […]

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Week in Review: Michigan MMJ rules, WA halts hemp licensing & Maryland supply shortfall

Michigan sets emergency rules for its medical marijuana program, Washington state stops issuing hemp licenses, and Maryland MMJ businesses encounter a supply shortage after sales begin. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Michigan making progress Michigan is one of the latest state medical cannabis markets […]

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Days after opening, Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries sell out of product

The celebration at most of Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries didn’t last long. After a four-year-plus wait, medical cannabis sales at a handful of the state’s 10 fully licensed dispensaries began Friday to patients who waited in line for hours. But dispensary owners didn’t receive as much product as hoped and were forced to limit customers to […]

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Marijuana real estate company files for $100 million raise

A San Diego-based real estate company that caters to medical cannabis cultivators has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing plans to raise $100 million. If successful, Innovative Industrial Properties’ raise would be one of the larger funding efforts for a U.S. cannabis business. The company – which began listing as IIPR on the New […]

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Supply issues loom as Maryland preps for imminent medical marijuana sales

Some Maryland medical marijuana dispensary owners expect to begin sales as soon as Friday. But concerns over supply have several owners planning to ration the amount they can sell. Sales will start as soon as cultivators and processors can supply the medical cannabis. At least a few dispensaries are telling patients to expect deliveries by […]

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Maryland awards more medical marijuana licenses as sales near

With medical marijuana sales expected to begin anytime, Maryland’s MMJ commission has awarded more licenses for businesses around the state. Licensed medical cannabis dispensaries have until Dec. 15 to open, and industry watchers have estimated 20-30 could be up and running by the new year. According to the most recent information obtained from the commission, […]

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New US 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.

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

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 week.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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