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The Roaring 2020s ‘Will Be Fueled By Weed’ As Cannabis Experts Predict Regulatory Shakeups In 2021

Cannabis industry professionals tell Benzinga that 2021 should be a year of ongoing regulatory movement even as uncertainty lingers due to the Jan. 5 Georgia Senate runoffs. Experts in the space predict a year of reform, setting up for continued progress throughout the decade. Read More via Benzinga

By | January 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Medical cannabis master’s program at University of Maryland sees growth since launch

Catrena Almonte’s current educational pursuits were motivated by her experience in the Army National Guard Chaplain Corps. “Many soldiers I counseled struggled with traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder,” Almonte said. “At some point, I thought I needed more tools.” Read More via Washington Post

By | December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feds Announce $350K Grant To Develop Method To Distinguish Hemp And Marijuana

The Department of Justice is issuing a different federal agency a grant to help to develop a method of differentiating hemp and marijuana. After hemp was federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, laboratories have been increasingly tasked with determining whether cannabis seized by law enforcement contains THC in excess of 0.3 percent, classifying it [...]

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

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