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

Curaleaf Q2 Revenue Increases 22% sequentially to $117.5 million

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the U.S., today reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. Read more via New Cannabis Ventures

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

Yes, You CAN Trademark Cannabis Products and Services in Maryland

Effective October 1, 2020, the Maryland Secretary of State will include cannabis products and cannabis services among those entitled to Maryland trademark and service mark registration. The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation this year to create this expansion. Federal trademark protection under the Lanham Act is still prohibited for cannabis, so what does this mean for Maryland [...]

By | August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Newly Legalized States Set the Example for Nationwide Licensing and Regulation

In December 2019, the industry’s mood was cautiously optimistic. Although cannabis stocks had collapsed and capital dried up, there was reason for optimism: A dozen states had legalization bills on the docket, and the SAFE Banking Act seemed about to pass in Congress. A few months later, the coronavirus pandemic put almost all legislative efforts on hold, [...]

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

Congressional researchers say legal cannabis hurts cartels

A new Congressional Research Service report says a “decline in U.S. demand for Mexican marijuana” is partly “due to legalized cannabis or medical cannabis in several U.S. states and Canada, reducing its value as part of Mexican trafficking organizations’ portfolio.”Marijuana Moment analyzed last week’s House of Representatives vote to protect state cannabis laws from federal interference, including an [...]

By | August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments