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  1. Ron Strider

    Maryland's Medical Marijuana Moves Forward In 2017 Despite Frequent Controversy

    Four years after then-Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signed legislation that legalized medical marijuana and established a commission to oversee its implementation, Maryland residents finally have legal, albeit limited, access to the drug. Currently, there are 22 fully licensed dispensaries and at...
  2. Ron Strider

    What You Need To Know About Medical Marijuana In Maryland

    Medical marijuana is now available in Maryland, more than four years after the General Assembly passed a law legalizing it. Standing up the industry — with growers, processors, dispensaries and doctors — took longer than expected. The law needed to be tweaked, rules to needed to written and...
  3. Ron Strider

    What You Need To Know About Medical Marijuana In Maryland

    Medical marijuana is now available in Maryland, more than four years after the General Assembly passed a law legalizing it. Standing up the industry – with growers, processors, dispensaries and doctors – took longer than expected. The law needed to be tweaked, rules to needed to written and...
  4. Ron Strider

    Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open In Maryland

    Medical marijuana is now being sold in Maryland after two dispensaries -- one in Montgomery County and another in Allegany County -- opened for business. The two stores opened Friday after five years of bureaucracy and delays. Finishing touches are being put on a dispensary in Pikesville...
  5. Ron Strider

    Amid Low Supply And High Demand, Medical Marijuana Sales Begin 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...
  6. Ron Strider

    Case That Could Disrupt Maryland Medical Marijuana Industry Will Go To Trial

    A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday that a case that could disrupt Maryland's fledgling medical marijuana industry should proceed to trial. Circuit Judge Barry Williams said a trial should determine whether state regulators acted outside the law when they chose which companies won lucrative...
  7. Ron Strider

    Delaware And Maryland Grapple With Marijuana

    The first legal crop of marijuana has started to grow in Maryland. And industry officials say products should be available in medical marijuana dispensaries by 2018. The Washington Post reported Saturday that at least two licensed cultivators have marijuana plants growing. They are ForwardGro...
  8. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Plants Growing In Maryland

    The first legal crop of marijuana has started to grow in Maryland. And industry officials say products should be available in medical marijuana dispensaries by 2018. The Washington Post reported Saturday that at least two licensed cultivators have marijuana plants growing. They are ForwardGro...
  9. Ron Strider

    Meet The Companies Launching Maryland's Cannabis Industry

    After years of delays, lawsuits and other controversy, 14 firms in Maryland are now growing or poised to grow legal medical marijuana, firing up the supply chain for a market that's expected to reach a quarter billion dollars annually. The entrepreneurs who were awarded the lucrative licenses...
  10. Ron Strider

    Md: Medical Marijuana Industry Needs A Diversity Strategy

    Medical cannabis is an emergent industry, and diversity must be woven into the fabric of this multi-billion dollar business from the beginning. We acknowledge that there are those in our communities who remain steadfast in their opposition to the expansion of the availability of cannabis in...
  11. Ron Strider

    MD: Marijuana Experts Scored Prospective Pot Businesses. Some Had Ties To Them

    Several of the independent experts hired to review applications to open medical marijuana businesses in Maryland had ties to companies whose materials they reviewed, according to records obtained by The Washington Post. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission said it is investigating these...
  12. Ron Strider

    Maryland's Highest Court Rules In Medical Marijuana Case

    Maryland's highest court has ruled that finalists to become licensed to grow medical marijuana in the state can defend their interests against a legal challenge over how those finalists were picked. The Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court ruling that barred the finalists from...
  13. Ron Strider

    MD: Medical-Marijuana Doctors Plan New Hagerstown Office

    A group of doctors who want to help Maryland patients enter the state's new medical-marijuana program are planning to open an office in Hagerstown next month. Green Health Docs – which bills itself as "the nation's premier medical marijuana evaluation practice" – is already accepting patients...
  14. Ron Strider

    MD: Gov. Hogan Appoints Harford County Sheriff Gahler To Medical Marijuana Commission

    Governor Larry Hogan today announced ten appointments to the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission. The commission oversees the development of policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure that medical cannabis is available to qualifying patients. With the initial application phase...
  15. Ron Strider

    Maryland Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Regulators approved Maryland's first medical marijuana dispensary on Wednesday, authorizing a Frederick company to open its doors immediately even though the drug will not be available for months. The Wellness Institute of Maryland plans to start seeing patients Thursday and take what owner...
  16. Ron Strider

    MD: Medical Cannabis Is Coming To St. Mary's

    Don't look now, but medical marijuana is coming to Southern Maryland. The first medical cannabis dispensary in St. Mary's County is expected to open in early September in Mechanicsville. Representatives from Southern Maryland Relief LLC in Mechanicsville met with roughly two dozen citizens in...
  17. Ron Strider

    Marijuana In Maryland

    The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is stumbling and bumbling its way toward creating a medical marijuana system for the state, after more than four years of on-again, off-again efforts. The commission vaguely promises that it will have a workable system with licensed marijuana growers...
  18. Ron Strider

    Maryland Regulators Want To Deny License To Medical Cannabis Firm

    Maryland medical marijuana regulators took steps Monday to deny a license to one of the 15 companies picked to grow the drug, saying there was a "reasonable likelihood" the firm would not properly safeguard the medicine. In voting to tell MaryMed LLC that it would not receive a final license...
  19. Ron Strider

    MD: Montgomery Co. Med Marijuana Company Raises Nearly $6M For Interstate Expansion

    A Montgomery County medical marijuana company has completed a $5.89 million Series B funding round just a few months after closing a Series A raise a third of its size, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows. Green Leaf Medical LLC is one of the few companies that received approval...
  20. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Licensing

    If libertarians were in charge of legalizing marijuana, their first instinct would be to reach for an eraser. That is, libertarians would simply eliminate existing laws that outlaw marijuana, rather than “design” the marijuana market by establishing a licensing board, capping the number of...