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As medical marijuana dispensaries change procedures amid coronavirus panic buying, Maryland shop owners fear supply chain shortage

Maryland’s medical cannabis dispensaries have seen booming sales amid the coronavirus pandemic even as they’re forced to change the way they serve patients. Dispensary operators say the panic-buying is exacerbating supply chain bottleneck and causing some to fear the long-term effects should the increased demand continue. “Every store in the state is busier than they’ve [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus Crisis Shows Marijuana Is ‘Essential’ And Mainstream

Never has it been more clear than during the current COVID-19 pandemic that marijuana has arrived at the forefront of mainstream American society. In state after state, governors and public health officials are deeming cannabis businesses “essential” operations that can stay open amid coronavirus-related forced closures and stay-at-home mandates. People might not be able to go bowling [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Licensee Social Distancing Requirements

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (the “Commission”) is providing this bulletin to clarify permissible operational practices at licensed facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Maintain social distancing. Licensees must implement practices and procedures designed to enable all individuals—agents, patients and caregivers—to maintain a distance of approximately six feet from others while on the licensed premises. [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Md. dispensaries can deliver cannabis to parking lots amid coronavirus restrictions

The coronavirus outbreak has seriously disrupted countless industries statewide, and Maryland’s medical cannabis market is no exception. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, which oversees the state’s licensed growers, processors and retailers, today issued new guidance suspending “deli-style” sales — when a budtender packages cannabis flower in front of a patient — and the use of [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grassroots Cannabis to Take Action with ‘Close The Gap’

Grassroots Cannabis will be launching Close The Gap, a campaign to raise awareness and establish the gold standard of inclusivity and equity. Women are underrepresented within the industry, both at the corporate and dispensary levels, and as patients and consumers. Grassroots is setting out to change this by addressing the Gender Wage Gap. Women are impacted by [...]

By | March 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland Medical Cannabis Industry Contributed Over $580 Million to Maryland’s Economy

An economic impact analysis of Maryland’s wholesale medical cannabis industry details a “dramatic effect on Maryland’s economy” totaling more than $580 million between 2017 and September 2019. The analysis, conducted by Beacon Economics, shows that the medical cannabis industry has created more than 4,000 jobs and $21.7 million in tax revenue for the State of [...]

By | February 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

News buds: 3 businesses opening, legislators deliver first cannabis-related bills

Happy Friday, ladies and gents. Nothing like a little weed news to get you into weekend mode, right? Here's what's been happening in the local cannabis market lately.  Two medical marijuana retailers and one grower have officially joined the ranks of fully operational cannabis businesses in Maryland.  At the first 2020 meeting of the Maryland [...]

By | February 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on News buds: 3 businesses opening, legislators deliver first cannabis-related bills

Cannabis grower applicant wants Md. to end licensing delays

A top applicant in the latest round of applications for medical cannabis growers licenses is demanding the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission immediately award four licenses following the conviction of a state delegate whom it says corrupted the process. The letter comes even as the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission prepares to hire an outside firm to [...]

By | January 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cannabis grower applicant wants Md. to end licensing delays