Medical cannabis is a high priority in Md. legislature

Creating and selling edible medical cannabis products; allowing inmates to receive medical cannabis treatment; and prohibiting employers from asking about marijuana use could become law in Maryland under bills being pushed in this year’s General Assembly.

Local college is first in the state to offer class on the business of cannabis

It’s a first-of-its-kind course in Maryland: a class on the business of cannabis.

Annapolis lawmakers work to beat the clock on medical marijuana legislation

Time is running out for the Maryland General Assembly and so is time to act on revising the state’s Medical Marijuana law. House Bill 2, an emergency bill, would require medical cannabis licenses include minorities and women. The bill has already been approved by the House and won preliminary approval in the Senate on Tuesday.

Sponsor of bill to legalize hemp in Maryland thinks this is the year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Proponents of industrial hemp say legalization of the cannabis relative offers many potential benefits, and, if a bill in the state Legislature is approved, Maryland might be part of a growing acceptance of the plant. A key…

Preparation continues for the start of medical cannabis sales in Maryland

It’s been years in the making but cultivators and dispensaries for medical marijuana are now in the final stages of preparing for the start business later this year.

The Legislative Black Caucus calls for a special session on medical marijuana legislation

Members of the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Black Caucus, upset by the failure of one of their top priorities in the closing minutes of the just-ended 90-day session are now calling for passage of that legislation and demanding the governor and legislative leaders call a special session to do that. The bill would expand the number of licensed growers in state’s medical marijuana program by adding five growers to add diversity which the caucus says is currently lacking.

General Assembly leaders push for new plan to increase diversity in medical marijuana licenses

The president of the Maryland Senate is sponsoring a bill to increase diversity in medical marijuana grower licenses after a spate of other legislation addressing the issue has failed to gain traction in the Maryland General Assembly.

State lawmakers again consider legalization of marijuana

Supporters and opponents of legislation legalizing possession of up to two ounces of recreational marijuana were back in Annapolis to make their case before a state Senate committee.

Maryland Senate holds marijuana legalization hearing

Supporters and detractors alike gathered in Annapolis to testify about two marijuana legalization bills being heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday afternoon.

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