Medical Cannabis Association Elects New Chair and Executive Board

Medical Cannabis Association Elects New Chair and Executive Board Jake Van Wingerden to serve as Chair; Members of CANMD elected to leadership roles The Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis Trade Association (CANMD) elected a new chair and executive committee during a meeting of its full board earlier today. Jake Van Wingerden, President of SunMed Growers and [...]

By | September 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland Elections Officials Finalize Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Measure for November Ballot

Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith officially certified an adult-use cannabis legalization measure for the state’s November ballot Aug. 2. Elections officials finalized the language for the referendum, as well as issued a formal summary of the proposal, which was initiated by the General Assembly earlier this year. Read More Via Cannabis Business Times

By | August 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Curio Wellness unveils cannabis franchise concept

Maryland cannabis company Curio Wellness unveiled its first Far & Dotter dispensary on Tuesday in Timonium, a franchise concept that Curio hopes will spread across the United States. The company hopes Far & Dotter can become a high-end brand akin to an Apple or Nordstrom for cannabis. Read More Via Baltimore Business Journal

By | June 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland likely wouldn’t get a recreational marijuana industry until 2024 at the earliest

When Marylanders vote in November, they are expected to overwhelmingly support a referendum that would legalize adult-use cannabis. But that doesn’t mean you’d be able to walk into a dispensary and buy a joint the next day. A medical cannabis industry group is sounding the alarm that if lawmakers don’t hammer out details this summer, [...]

By | June 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

These minority-owned medical cannabis firms fought for a license for two years. Now the hard work begins.

Ciara Dubbé hugged one of her employees upon learning she had been pre-approved for a Maryland medical cannabis license and would be able to start her own company. "As a woman of color, I want every little girl to know, do not give up," Dubbé said. "It means so much more than just the license." [...]

By | May 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Curio Wellness launches a new app to help patients personalize medical cannabis

Baltimore-founded Curio Wellness’s mobile app offers patients a guide to its products while allowing for orders to be placed at dispensaries across Maryland. The app was designed by Severna Park, Maryland-based company Accella, whose expertise and portfolio (including cannabis businesses) sufficiently convinced Curio Wellness that it could deliver the minimum viable product that the Maryland-based company sought. Read [...]

By | May 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There is a rapidly expanding, virtually unregulated competitor to medical cannabis in Maryland. It’s called Delta-8.

“As the state’s medical cannabis regulator, we receive a lot of calls, emails, other correspondence from patients and parents concerned about what they think are medical cannabis products,” Tilburg said. “In actuality, they end up being Delta-8 THC products. … They are untested, unregulated and it’s unknown largely what is within them.”   He said [...]

By | May 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Franchising Social Equity

Curio Wellness, a vertically integrated Maryland medical cannabis company, gives us an example of how this franchising model could operate. Curio created a social-equity fund that would allow applicants to own the franchise. The 30-million-dollar fund will be able to provide up to 93 percent of the startup capital needed for a location, meaning that the applicant needs much [...]

By | May 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments