Medical weed is still not available in Maryland, but the state is moving one step closer to making it happen next week by kicking off the patient registration process.
A coalition of black Maryland legislators seeks to overhaul the state’s medical cannabis commission by giving it more regulatory power and a stronger focus on diversity. This week, the leader of that coalition wants the public’s help.
Even as Maryland’s nascent medical marijuana program remains stuck in limbo and mired in controversy about diversity in the state’s selections for pre-licensed businesses, one business is already looking to hire.
Richard Grungo, Jr. is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar and is a certified civil trial lawyer who concentrates on personal injury cases.
Maryland’s medical pot commission has now granted preliminary approval to 102 dispensaries to sell medically prescribed marijuana. Officials on Friday released the names of all those selected for preliminary licenses, and nearly a dozen of them are in Baltimore City.
Amid criticism from legislators and at least one legal challenge, Maryland’s medical cannabis panel is planning to hire a consultant to look at whether they can make make their industry licensing process more streamlined toward diversity.
A Saturday evening traffic stop on I-95 in Baltimore County led state police to catch a man who they say had five trash bags stuffed with marijuana stashed in his car.