4/5/19: Notable Deaths: Kitty Tucker (2019), antinuclear activist launched lawsuit in Karen Silkwood case (LEGACY.COM) "and she fought for the legalization of medical marijuana in Maryland, which came about in 2013."
3/26/19: Maryland lawmakers pass $46.6 billion budget, boosting funding for public schools to record level (BALTIMORE SUN) Senate President Miller suggests taxing marijuana to raise further funds.
3/22/19: CVS To Sell Cannabis-Infused Products In Maryland (WUSA 9) CBD topicals only
3/14/19: The Problem With Withholding Cannabis From Elderly Opioid Users (FORBES) "Another writer, who works in a Maryland cannabis dispensary, described how her own use of cannabis to overcome alcohol addiction inspired her to find a job in the field."
2/28/19: Maryland delegate says she won't resign after House censures her for 'racist and hateful slur' (BALTIMORE SUN) "The last member of the House of Delegates to be publicly disciplined was Dan Morhaim, who was reprimanded in 2017 for not disclosing his paid work for a medical marijuana company while he advocated for legislation affecting the industry."
2/15/19: How to Minimize Taxable Income through Proper Classification of Business Costs (JD SUPRA) For cannabusinesses
1/30/19: Oregon marijuana regulators fail to meet even basic standards, state audit finds (OREGON LIVE) "Maryland, for instance, found that 30 percent of all marijuana samples had yeast, mold and chromium when the state first started to test for those."
1/23/19: Family searching for answers after 19-year-old dies in police custody in Maryland (WJLA) "As the struggle continues, the officer says Anton Black had smoked marijuana laced with something."
1/17/19: Brian Griffiths: Maryland lawmakers still dazed and confused on marijuana laws (CAPITAL GAZETTE) Pro Big Canna. Hmm.
1/8/19: Pro: It’s time for Maryland to decriminalize marijuana (THE DAILY RECORD) B I G R E A D from Del. Moon!
1/8/19: Con: Don’t rush into full commercialization of marijuana (THE DAILY RECORD) Boo hiss you suck get off the stage
12/31/18: Legal marijuana made big promises on racial equity — and fell short (NBC NEWS) This is straight fyah right here.
12/20/18: Part 6, Best in State: 2018's Top Cannabis in Maryland (LEAFLY) Liberty for best concentrate- because of how they're organized? What are you smokin?
12/13/18: Former DNC And RNC Chairs Join One Of The World’s Largest Marijuana Companies (MARIJUANA MOMENT) Former MD Lt Gov Steele is joining Tilray.
12/12/18: New effort in Maryland to combat upsurge in fentanyl deaths (NEW JERSEY HERALD) "a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration's Baltimore district office said fentanyl has become so ubiquitous that it's showing up in laced cocaine, marijuana and counterfeit prescription pills."
12/12/18: Maryland ‘cultural gem’ won’t be a pot dispensary, but its days as a diner might be numbered (WASHINGTON POST) Boo. I wanted to buy pot at the Tastees.
12/6/18: 4 San Jose men arrested, tied to nationwide drug ring; $600K, 800 pounds of marijuana seized (KTVU) Baltimore was included in the ring. Also, these guys were arrested with a rocket launcher! Man that's cool.
11/30/18: Tastee Diner's future may go up in smoke (BALTIMORE SUN) Holy schnikes! A dispensary in the old Laurel Tastees? Sign me up, baby!
11/29/18: Billion-dollar company stakes claim on Michigan's marijuana industry (MLIVE.COM) Leads with a photo of Botanist dispensary in Baltimore, owned by Acreage Holdings. Yep, the guys that hired John Boehner.
11/28/18: A black man in Maryland was trying to help out his neighbor — then he was arrested (BALTIMORE SUN) "After his arrest, a Montgomery police officer explained to the crowd that another officer speaking with Ahmed had “smelled an odor of marijuana coming from him.”
11/16/18: Judge tosses Ohio medical marijuana license requirements for minority groups (CLEVELAND.COM) references Maryland's efforts
11/14/18: Gambrills Student Jailed For 8 Months In China Is Home: Report (PATCH.COM) Well I guess I'm not learning kung fu at Shaolin. Sigh. That place in the strip mall looked alright. I'm sure Master Doug knows what he's doing.
11/9/18: Here's who stands to profit under a pro-pot governor (CHICAGO BUSINESS) Interesting section on Verano
11/6/18: Legalization On The Ballot: Live Marijuana Election Results (MARIJUANA MOMENT) Jealous lost, but you know that already
11/5/18: Check out Greater Baltimore's best-selling cannabis products (Photos) (BALTIMORE BIZ JOURNAL) GLeaf getting a lot of love
11/2/18: Still not sure whether to vote for Hogan or Jealous? Here's where they stand on the issues. (BALTIMORE SUN)
11/1/18: Gubernatorial changes might bode well for marijuana market growth (MJ BIZ DAILY) Get Jealous on Tuesday, baby!
10/24/18: Marijuana tech firm Metrc gets $50M with help from Snoop Dogg, Tiger Global (MJ BIZ DAILY) Sweet! So they can afford to fix the jacked up product delivered to Maryland now, or...?
10/24/18: Capital Infusion Will Allow Illinois Cannabis Company To Expand Facilities (BISNOW.COM) It's Verano! We like them.
10/23/18: Marijuana midterms: Why legal weed advocates think 'all the pieces are coming together' this year (NBC NEWS) but you gotta vote, baby! Wooo! U-S-A! U-S-A!
10/23/18: Teen Convicted in Hit-And-Run Over Drugs Gets 25 Years (USNEWS.COM)
10/19/18: NJ medical marijuana: Who in South Jersey wants to build sites to sell, grow weed (COURIER POST ONLINE) MD grower GreenLeaf will be involved in NJ
10/17/18: As Canada enters recreational marijuana market, Colorado tries to stem a brain drain on its cannabis industry (CNBC) Interesting insight regarding MD's MMJ market toward the end.
10/16/18: Letters: Alderwoman continues opposition to marijuana dispensary; readers discuss Hogan's popularity (CAPITAL GAZETTE) I, uh, wow. Hmm. I skimmed through the brief and it's mostly crap, like using the fact that they're opening a weed store at all as a failure to meet the "good character" requirement. Doesn't look like there's any specifics about the "allegations from the Latino community" against one of the dispensary's operators they're talking about. Needs more diggin.
10/15/18: First look: New medical marijuana dispensary to open in Somerville (BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL) It's Liberty!
10/12/18: Can a Blue Wave in a Blue State Make Ben Jealous Maryland’s First African American Governor? (AMERICAN PROSPECT) If you want legal adult-use cannabis sales in Maryland, you gotta get Jealous in November, baby! GT
10/11/18: Maryland puts a hold on medical marijuana from Lothian grower (CAPITAL GAZETTE) Dyaaaaamn. Forward Gro has some serious issues going on. GT
10/11/18: MedMen acquires Oak Park’s PharmaCann in largest cannabis deal ever (CHICAGO SUN TIMES) PC has a MD license. GT
10/5/18: Reading gets a medical marijuana dispensary (PHILLY.COM) Harvest gets another license. If only one of the qualifiers to getting a license is that patients get to rate your weed first. Le sigh. GT
10/5/18: Don't count out Ben Jealous in Maryland (FREDERICK NEWS-POST) Ben's our man! Say, are you signed up to vote yet? GT
10/4/18: Pro-marijuana protesters, Andy Harris clash in DC; arrests made (DELMARVA NOW) Omitted from the article: activist Rachel Donlan is pressing assault charges against Harris for slamming the door on her leg cuz he's a fuckface. Dude looks like he has a trainset in the basement. GT
10/4/18: Virginia official apologizes for 'stupid tweet' about shooting protesters at Rep. Andy Harris' office (BALTIMORE SUN) Yikes! Ok, this dude looks like he has a trainset in the basement. Harris looks more like a pet turtle guy, now that I think about it. GT
10/1/18: Will Maryland cannabis dispensaries have to take down their billboards? (WTOP) Woah, man. Hey, I know this website you can advertise on, I hear the guy who runs it is pretty cool. GT
9/14/18: Sowing Success: Harvest of Arizona Aims to Be the Largest U.S. Cannabis Company (PHOENIX NEW TIMES) I had no idea Harvest was from Arizona. That means they should know better than to put out the kind of buds we've seen from them in Maryland. Shame on y'all and your terrible weed. GT
9/13/18: Temescal Wellness opens medical marijuana dispensary in Framingham (METRO WEST DAILY NEWS) in Massachusetts, nice!
9/11/18: Software to Regulate Legal Marijuana Is Just as Error-Prone as Other Government Software (SLATE) Intro is about Maryland and METRC.
8/15/18: Here's what a marijuana grow company thinks it can do for South Jersey (THE DAILY JOURNAL) It's Greenleaf!
8/2/18: Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called marijuana a "gateway drug" during a TV interview. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
7/27/18: Baltimore, Maryland's health commissioner tweeted, "We owe an apology to generations of black and brown communities for our failed 'War on Drugs.'" (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
7/27/18: Leggett not ready to endorse Jealous; some other Democrats are tepid (WASHINGTON POST) Umm...in case you hadn't noticed...this is not an appropriate time for party divisiveness. GT
7/20/18: Companies from Israel, Maryland pitch Jeannette medical marijuana grower (TRIB LIVE)
7/12/18: Innovative Industrial Properties Acquires Massachusetts Property and Enters Into Long-Term Lease with Holistic Industries (STAR HERALD)
7/10/18: Regulators investigate Maryland medical marijuana grower for alleged pesticide use (WASHINGTON POST) It's ForwardGro GT
7/9/18: Regulators investigating Maryland medical marijuana grower for alleged pesticide use (BALTIMORE SUN) Just reminding you it's ForwardGro GT
7/5/18: Bill to Allow Weed Businesses to Put Their Money in Banks Under Consideration (LA WEEKLY) says Severn Savings Bank has opened accounts for cannabis businesses in Maryland. Interesting. GT
6/29/18: Marijuana smell provides probable cause to arrest, Md. court says (THE DAILY RECORD) Just ugh. GT
6/18/18: MariMed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD) Is A Pullback Play After 200% Surge (INSIDER FINANCIAL) Comments on MD MMJ market are interesting. GT
6/14/18: The Pot Industry Is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That (ROLLING STONE) I haven't seen the Strange Fruit strain they're talking about but that is fucked up. GT
6/5/18: Democrats Vying for Governor Find Much to Agree on at Debate (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
6/5/18: Companies Get Marijuana Dispensary Licenses (BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY) MD medical grower GLeaf got a license, congrats!
5/30/18: Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Madaleno, currently a state senator, said he would sign marijuana legalization into law. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
5/21/18: Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous wants to fund universal pre-k with marijuana tax revenue. (BENJEALOUS.COM)
5/17/18: Medical marijuana growing facilities to be in Fargo, Bismarck (AG WEEK) Maryland cultivator Grassroots will be operating in North Dakota, nice!
5/8/18: Lineage Expands From Coast to Coast With Aggressive Nationwide Dispensary Strategy (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Quinsam's interest in Burtonsville, MD dispensary Herbiculture is being sold to Lineage- GT
5/2/18: Not all Democrats running to be Maryland governor support legalizing marijuana. Here’s why. (THE DIAMONDBACK)
4/26/18: Police: Woman had hundreds of grams of marijuana, edibles in her car during traffic stop (FREDERICK NEWS POST) read where she got it from- GT
4/11/18: Md. prosecutor: Marijuana frequently at heart of violence, killings (WTOP) It won't be if you legalize it- GT
4/10/18: Proposed Legislation Will Allow Pesticides on Medical Marijuana (CARE2.COM) Oh snap for real? Hmm. GT
4/10/18: Maryland just took a big step to reduce racism in the medical marijuana industry (THE DIAMONDBACK)
4/5/18: First Maryland case of bleeding from synthetic marijuana reported (BALTIMORE SUN) OK 1- do not call a random assortment of dangerous chemicals sprayed on potpourri "synthetic marijuana," it is not. 2- DON'T SMOKE THAT SHIT, MAN!!! GT
4/3/18: Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Alec Ross talks transportation and technology at UMD event (THE DIAMONDBACK) and cannabis! GT
3/17/18: Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis arrested on marijuana charges (THE CANNABIST)
3/12/18: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) claimed during congressional testimony that marijuana is being laced with fentanyl. Separately, the state Senate passed a bill to create a legal presumption that people who have less than 10 grams of marijuana should not be charged with possession with intent to distribute. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
3/12/18: Medical marijuana pharmacies: See possible locations, ownership groups for Baton Rouge, elsewhere (THE ADVOCATE) "The leading candidate for the New Orleans area is Rx Greenhouse, whose majority owner and CEO, Dr. Sajal Roy, currently owns and operates a medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland." GT
3/7/18: Cure worse than alfliction? [Editorial] (BALTIMORE SUN) Leaving their typo in the header cuz this Ed. is Ewwww. I'd argue with their crap premise but I'm on vakay. Calm thoughts, baby. GT
3/5/18: A Maryland lieutenant governor hopeful talks community college and health care at UMD (THE DIAMONDBACK) Ervin also expressed her support for cannabis legalization- GT
2/20/18: The Medical and Legal Cannabis Market Projected to Have Positive Future Estimates (PR NEWSWIRE)
2/9/18: Sponsor of Bill to Legalize Hemp Thinks This Is the Year (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
1/29/18: A Maryland delegate filed legislation to prevent medical cannabis patients from being denied access to guns. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
1/18/18: A study requested by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) recommended "the use of race- and gender-based measures to remediate discrimination affecting minority- and women-owned businesses in the types of industries relevant to the medical cannabis business." (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
1/10/18: Maryland's House speaker said it’s too soon to have a "serious discussion" about legalizing marijuana. Meanwhile, A Legislative Black Caucus member says she is confident a bill to ensure minority ownership in medical cannabis businesses will be passed by the end of the month. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
12/18/17: Germantown dispensary Bloom Medicinals is hosting a cannabis education event TOMORROW with our friend, Dr. Shivani Amin!
12/1/17: Maryland medical marijuana FAQ as sales start: Where to buy, products, doctors and more (THE CANNABIST)
11/30/17: Maryland medical marijuana study launched with 70 patients (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)
11/28/17: Marylanders are days away from being able to legally buy medical marijuana (WASHINGTON POST)
11/27/17: RISE Silver Spring Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & Dispensary Tour is from 11am-1pm tomorrow (7900 Fenton St Silver Spring, MD 20910); there's no medicine available yet, but former Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe will be there. I'm gonna check it out! GT
11/25/17: Medical cannabis expected to arrive in Frederick by first week of December (THE STAR-DEMOCRAT)
11/10/17: Bill could boost minorities’ stake as medical cannabis nears (SEATTLE TIMES) It's about MD and is the same article that everybody's running today from the AP.
11/5/17: Southern Maryland's medical cannabis store set to open soon (THE BAYNET.COM)
10/25/17: Commissioners remain cautious on medical marijuana (THE BAYNET.COM)
10/2/17: The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a Maryland court's ruling that the "odor of marijuana alone emanating from vehicle with multiple occupants does not give rise to reasonable articulable suspicion that vehicle’s occupants are armed and dangerous and subject to frisk." (MARIJUANA MOMENT)
9/27/17: Maryland Legislative Black Caucus will hold public hearings (SF CHRONICLE) Cannabis is on the topic list!
8/28/17: Maryland medical pot companies that missed licensing deadline get a reprieve (WASHINGTON POST)
8/28/17: How Anti-Mafia Laws Could Bring Down Legal Pot (ROLLING STONE) Not MD specific, but interesting read
8/10/17: Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous criticized the medical cannabis program's rollout on Twitter, saying "it exludes our black entrepeneurs" (MARIJUANA MOMENT)