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Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Commission Expands Patient Services Under COVID-19

From restaurants to retail, the COVID-19 pandemic has, for better or worse, turned nearly every business on its head. The state’s medical cannabis industry is no exception. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) declared medical cannabis dispensaries essential businesses under an executive order, allowing them to remain in operation throughout the course of the pandemic.  Read [...]

By | December 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission co-founds national regulators association

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has co-founded a new national association that will allow regulators across multiple states with legal marijuana industries to collaborate on industry policies and best practices. The MMCC is a founding member of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CNNRA), which will serve as a nonpartisan, interstate forum for industry regulators to engage [...]

By | November 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cannabis edibles are coming to Maryland. Here’s how product makers are preparing.

Regulations allowing for the manufacturing and sale of edible cannabis products in Maryland may be confirmed as soon as December, and state producers are gearing up to bring a new array of medical marijuana-infused foods to market. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) has finalized a set of draft regulations around how edibles, or medical cannabis-infused foods [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cancer Survivor, Business Owner Sets Record Straight On CBD

Nobody is invincible, not even Nicholas Patrick. Years ago, the Anne Arundel County resident felt discomfort below the belt and decided to get it checked out. Patrick thought it would be a quick fix, nothing that an antibiotic couldn't solve. He was wrong. Read More via Patch

By | October 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland’s hemp industry faces growing pains as more farmers try to cash in on the demand

Maryland’s budding hemp industry is growing despite concerns from some Baltimore County residents about living near a crop that was outlawed for several decades. Hemp is a strain of cannabis that looks and smells much like the plant that’s smoked recreationally and medicinally. But hemp contains only a very small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, [...]

By | October 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland picks more companies to grow, process medical cannabis

After more than a year of delays due to logistical errors and allegations of impropriety, the state has picked 11 companies to expand and diversify Maryland’s medical cannabis industry. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Thursday selected three companies to grow medical cannabis and eight companies to process the plant into products to be sold [...]

By | October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ethos Cannabis enters Maryland market with acquisition of three local dispensaries

Pennsylvania-based Ethos Cannabis is planting its flag in the Maryland market with the acquisition of three local dispensaries. Ethos recently gained clearance from regulators at the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to acquire three licensed dispensary businesses that have been operating under the brand name "Mission" in Maryland. The acquired sites include Mission's stores in Rockville, [...]

By | September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Culta releases 10th medical marijuana strain, expands distribution network

Culta, a Maryland producer of craft cannabis and extracts, announced Monday the release of a new strain of medical marijuana and expanded its inventory to other dispensaries statewide. Culta is the exclusive cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution partner in Maryland for Cookies, the San Francisco-based cannabis company. The two brands habve partnered to release a new strain, Sticky Buns, [...]

By | September 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Annual cannabis sales in Maryland on track to more than double over 2019

Annual retail sales in Maryland's cannabis industry reached $366 million at the end of July, surpassing total sales for all of 2019 with more than a third of the year still to go. July also marked the first month in the state industry's short history that total retail sales surpassed $40 million in a single [...]

By | September 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland improves best practices for cannabis video security and storage

The State of Maryland will soon usher in regulatory changes designed to boost security at marijuana businesses while reducing implementation headaches and costs. The sweeping changes to cannabis security arrive on September 1 as the state clarifies off-site video archiving requirements. The revised regulations no longer require licensees to store video surveillance recordings at both [...]

By | August 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments