MD County Council Introduces Alternative Medical Marijuana Bill

County Executive Steve Schuh

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…

Entrepreneurs Push For Medical Marijuana Zoning In Baltimore County

Entrepreneurs eager to get a foothold in the medical marijuana business asked Baltimore County Council members Tuesday to pass zoning laws that would allow them to operate.

MARYLAND:  Entrepreneurs eager to get a foothold in the nascent medical marijuana business in Maryland asked Baltimore County Council members Tuesday to pass zoning laws that would allow them to operate. Travis Radebaugh, a member of the family that operates Towson-based Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses, told council members his company is ready to start growing 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

Medical Marijuana workers fight for rights

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…

Maryland SGA Passes Resolution Supporting Marijuana Legalization

The Student Government Association passed a resolution supporting the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana with a 19-4 vote.

MARYLAND:  Shortly after Washington legalized limited possession and cultivation of marijuana Nov. 4, the SGA pushed forward with legislation of its own. The Student Government Association passed a resolution supporting the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana with a 19-4 vote Nov. 5. Two voters abstained.  “We decided to bring it up now especially because Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Fees Stir Debate In Maryland

Health care leaders and entrepreneurs are competing for five licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in New York as patients seek improved access to the drug.

MARYLAND:  With Maryland’s proposed licensing fees for growing and selling medical marijuana among the highest in the nation, some advocates warn that the steep costs could drive off applicants, crippling the nascent program and limiting access to treatment for tens of thousands of state residents. Prospective medical marijuana growers would have to pay $125,000 a Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Business Seminar Set For Next Week

Marijuana business owners plan to attend Oct 8 seminar to learn about Maryland's new medical law and the future of an industry that's expected to be worth more than $10 billion within five years.

MARYLAND:  Prospective marijuana business owners plan to attend a seminar to learn about Maryland’s new medical law and the future of an industry that’s expected to be worth more than $10 billion within five years. Maryland’s new medical marijuana law went into effect June 1. The law allows those with certain conditions to use medical Read the full article…