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One Md. cannabis dispensary license may go back up for grabs

Cannabis regulators originally gave 102 local businesses preliminary clearance to open up medical cannabis dispensaries in Maryland. But after one of those companies failed to meet a critical deadline, there is one license in limbo. LinLar LLC was among a handful of dispensary business entities that had earned preliminary operating licenses back in 2016, but [...]

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

COVID-19’s Surprising Impact on Cannabis Sales

For the past couple of months, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. and global economy. In the U.S., more than 39 million people have filed an initial jobless claim within the past nine weeks, while the unemployment rate in India has increased from 8.7% in March to more than [...]

By | May 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus dampens 4/20 sales in Maryland, across U.S.

Maryland's cannabis dispensaries raked in $7.6 million during the week of 4/20, a date widely referred to as the industry's Black Friday. It was a strong showing, with sales up $1.5 million over the same period last year when fewer dispensaries were open for business. But it wasn't quite the windfall that was expected had [...]

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

Surprise! There’s Cannabis Reform Legislation in the Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill

For more than two months now, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted economic activity to a degree we've never previously witnessed. All told, the U.S. unemployment rate is nearing 15%, which is a level unseen since the Great Depression. With the understanding that things may not be "normal" for a while, Congress passed [...]

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

Cannabis employees are in high demand during economic crash

Coronavirus hasn’t kept some cannabis companies down: They’re staffing up even as unemployment in many other sectors soars. Weed businesses around the country that were in strong financial shape heading into the pandemic are hiring additional workers in response to robust demand for marijuana products. Almost all states have allowed pot shops to remain open, even [...]

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

Cannabis delivery operation launches in Md. through new partnership

You're probably getting almost everything else delivered these days — why not cannabis? A new kind of medical cannabis delivery operation has launched in Maryland, and thanks to a partnership between two industry players, transactions and deliveries will be entirely cashless and contactless to increase safety during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read more via Baltimore [...]

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

How Cannabis Companies Are Offering Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

Mainstream acceptance of the cannabis and hemp industry is bigger than ever, given the rising need for patient access. This attention is crucial, as companies are still fighting stigmas associated with weed culture. In response to this, brands like Curaleaf (with its nationwide dispensary and cultivation), Papa & Barkley (a THC and CBD product line out of California), [...]

By | April 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus disrupts what was to be biggest 4/20 ever for Md. cannabis industry

This year, April was supposed to be full of festivities for the cannabis industry. After all, the entire month is 4/20, a date that has become synonymous with the celebration of legal marijuana access and consumption. In Maryland, 4/20 was set to include weekly and daily sales, doorbuster deals and dispensary-hosted parties full of music, [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women become advocates for Md. cannabis industry

Gail Rand first got involved in the cannabis industry through advocacy. Her son was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was about 1 year old. A friend’s son in Colorado had the same type of epilepsy but went seizure-free after starting medical cannabis. Rand thought the treatment could work for her son, so she lobbied state [...]

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

Education programs cropping up around cannabis

Within a matter of a few decades, medical marijuana has gone from a pipe dream to mainstream. Loosening social and official attitudes about the use of cannabis for medicinal, as well as recreational, purposes has created a rapidly expanding multibillion-dollar legal marijuana industry. Dispensaries across 33 states, including Maryland and Washington, D.C., provide medical cannabis [...]

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