Maryland’s Plan To Diversify Its Medical Marijuana Market Could Backfire

For months, Maryland lawmakers have planned to address the lack of diversity in the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry by offering more licenses. A new round of licensing was supposed to give the black-owned firms that were all but shut out of the first round another chance to gain a foothold in the lucrative industry. Continue reading “Maryland’s Plan To Diversify Its Medical Marijuana Market Could Backfire”

Medical Marijuana Sales Have Officially Begun In Maryland

At least 200 would-be customers were lined up outside Rockville’s first medical marijuana dispensary Friday afternoon when one of the owners announced that a cannabis shipment — including elixirs, tablets and flowers — had arrived.

Bill Askinazi promised that everyone in line would go home with at least some marijuana, then said computer issues were delaying the start of sales, and rushed back inside. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana Sales Have Officially Begun In Maryland”

Lawmakers Want Maryland to Be Next in Recreational Marijuana

A group of Democratic lawmakers in Maryland want the state to join a growing number of others that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, taxing and regulating sales of the drug similar to the way the state deals with alcohol. Continue reading “Lawmakers Want Maryland to Be Next in Recreational Marijuana”

Maryland Cannabis Commission Attempts to Diversify State’s Medical Marijuana Industry With Diversity Consultant

The Maryland Cannabis Commission announced Monday it will hire a consultant to review what steps — if any — it could take to improve diversity in the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry. Continue reading “Maryland Cannabis Commission Attempts to Diversify State’s Medical Marijuana Industry With Diversity Consultant”