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

HOW IS MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY FARING UNDER COVID-19?

While many Maryland businesses have been forced to close or cut back on staff due to restrictions implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some say the medical marijuana industry in the state is thriving. There are 774 confirmed cases of the virus in Maryland as of Friday morning, according to the governor’s office. Read more [...]

By | March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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