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 [...]
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
Mackie Barch and Christina Johnson tell Nestor about CANMD local goals for cannabis industry. Read More Via Baltimore Positive
The Parent Company (TPCO) is bringing its brands and products to Maryland after entering into a brand licensing and cultivation and production agreement with Curio Wellness. Read More Via Cannabis Business Times
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
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, [...]
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." [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]