With Maryland voters poised to decide in November on whether recreational cannabis will be legal in the state, Capital News Service is taking a look at the state’s already legal medical cannabis market.
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.
A bill that would expand Maryland’s medical cannabis industry to include more minority ownership, after more than a month in legislative limbo, is moving again in the General Assembly, with amendments.
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.
Members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland gather for a presentation of their priority agenda items on, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Annapolis, Md. The caucus prioritized issues including medical cannabis, and the suspension of pre-kindergarten students. (Hannah Klarner/Capital News Service)