Maryland Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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Maryland starts growing first medical marijuana crops

At least two of Maryland’s 15 licensed medical marijuana producers have started growing their plants, giving some badly needed good news to the state’s embattled MMJ program. ForwardGro has been posting photos of its plants on Instagram, and Curio Wellness has also planted seeds, The Washington Post reported. That news comes a week after MMJ […]

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Maryland MMJ candidate faces federal discrimination suit

The owner of a medical marijuana company that’s seeking final approval for a dispensary license in Maryland is under federal investigation for workplace discrimination stemming from a previous business, a situation the state’s embattled medical marijuana commission had no knowledge of.

According to the Capital Gazette, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court alleging that David Podrog – owner of Advanced Alternative Therapies near Baltimore – discriminated against Hispanic employees of an Annapolis car wash under his ownership.

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Israeli, Canadian firms partner to run four US marijuana facilities

An Israeli medical marijuana company is teaming up with a Canadian firm with the goal of opening four MMJ production facilities in the United States. Israel-based Panaxia and the Canadian Bioceutical Corp. have signed a contract in which CBC will finance the four projects while Panaxia will oversee construction and then manage the operations, Israeli […]

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