Study: Maternal Cannabis Use Not Associated With Adverse Neurodevelopment

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MARYLAND: Cannabis exposure in utero is not associated with any significant, long-lasting adverse outcomes in offspring, according to a scientific review published online ahead of print in the journal Preventive Medicine. A pair of researchers from the University of Maryland, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry reviewed four Read the full article…

Revolution Enterprises Wins Preliminary Approval To Dispense Cannabis In Maryland

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MARYLAND: Revolution Maryland Retail LLC received preliminary authorization to operate a medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland. Revolution Maryland Retail was awarded license pre-approval to operate in Maryland’s Senatorial District 34 following a competitive licensing process that drew 811 applications for up to 109 available licenses statewide. District 34 sits northeast of Baltimore along the Interstate 95 corridor, and encompasses a majority Read the full article…

Freedom Leaf Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

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NEVADA: Clifford J. Perry, CEO of Freedom Leaf, Inc.,  “The Marijuana Legalization Company, has announced that Dr. Robert Melamede, Ph.D. and Dr. David J. Barton, MD are joining the company’s new medical advisory board. Dr. Robert Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. He retired as Chairman of the Biology Department Read the full article…

Maryland Flooded With Almost 900 Medical Marijuana Applications

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MARYLAND: Applicants seeking to be among the first in the state to legally grow, process or dispense medical marijuana flooded the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission with 882 submissions before a recent deadline, meaning interest in the nascent industry far outpaces available licenses. The huge number also means officials have been wading through mounds of additional applications Read the full article…

MD County Council Introduces Alternative Medical Marijuana Bill

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MARYLAND:Gail Rand, part of a parent advocacy group in favor of medical marijuana to help treat seizures, began Anne Arundel’s County Council meeting Monday night in Annapolis with testimony about her young son Logan. Logan has had about 14,000 seizures over his short lifetime. The condition leaves him unable to walk. Rand was testifying in Read the full article…

Maryland Governor O’Malley Targets Marijuana Voters

O’Malley is calling for the federal government to loosen its marijuana laws as part of his presidential campaign. He would like to reclassify pot so it is not listed with more dangerous drugs, such as heroin.

MARYLAND: Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is making a play for the marijuana vote. The former governor of Maryland will speak with Colorado lawmakers and business owners on Thursday about legalizing marijuana, according to his campaign. Colorado was one of the first states to legalize pot, and O’Malley plans to use the state as a case Read the full article…

First Maryland medical marijuana clinic open in Annapolis

Marylanders who suffer from chronic pain or debilitating disease could gain access to the drug by the middle of next year.

MARYLAND:  The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis last month and has seen more than 100 prospective patients — even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn’t expected to be operational for another year. Greenway Consultation, located in the Conte Lubrano Office Building, has three consultants and three physicians, who are not Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Moves Closer To Reality In Maryland

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MARYLAND:  With the state publishing draft regulations for medical marijuana and an infrastructure for growing and distributing it coming into view, Marylanders who suffer from chronic pain or debilitating disease could gain access to the drug by the middle of next year. The rules developed by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, which cover doctor registration, Read the full article…

Pot May Have Been Decriminalized In Maryland, But Bongs Are Still Illegal

While possession of 10 grams or less of the drug can no longer put someone in prison, possessing the means to use it — like a pipe or a bong — still can.

MARYLAND:  An anomaly in Maryland’s marijuana laws will remain in place after Republican Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill that passed the General Assembly. Decriminalization of marijuana got the approval of lawmakers last year. But this year the General Assembly sought to correct an oversight in the original law regarding marijuana paraphernalia. While possession of Read the full article…

Marijuana Paraphernalia Bill Advances

While the rate of monthly teen marijuana use did tick upward in those states, the change wasn't statistically significant, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

MARYLAND:  State lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that decriminalizes the possession of marijuana paraphernalia and sets a fine for smoking marijuana in public. The move comes after lawmakers last year decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But last year’s law didn’t cover pipes or other devices used to smoke marijuana. Read the full article…