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Medical Marijuana Moving Slowly in Maryland

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Medical marijuana programs may reduce painkiller overdose deaths

Way back in 2013, the Ravens won the Super Bowl, the movie Sharknado created a minor Twitter storm, and the Maryland legislature approved medical marijuana. Now it’s 2016, the Ravens are a disaster, Sharknado feels like a retro treat, and we’re still not much closer to medical patients having access to cannabis.

Raven Donates $80,000 to Medical Marijuana Research

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Many former NFL players have to cope with chronic pain as a result of years of getting smashed around on the field. According to one group, there’s a drug that helps ex-players cope with this issue: medical marijuana.

Maryland Just Passed a Bill Allowing Dentists to Prescribe Medical Marijuana

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medical marijuana revived in MarylandAmid the flurry of activity that accompanied the end of the 2016 General Assembly session in Annapolis, lawmakers passed a bill that would expand who can give out medical marijuana.

Maryland Got 700 Applications to Open Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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Medical marijuana growing in Colorado
Medical marijuana growing in Colorado

Officials knew Maryland’s medical marijuana program has had a lot of interest, but apparently they didn’t expect as many applications as they received.

Medical Marijuana Growing Facility Proposal Surfaces in Baltimore

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Medical marijuana growing in Colorado

A pair of entrepreneurs from Silver Spring want one of Maryland’s medical marijuana growing operations to be in Baltimore, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Md. Medical Marijuana Business Opts to Unionize Before it Opens

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UFCW workers.

As Maryland’s medical marijuana industry buds, there are plenty of regulatory considerations. Cannabis Commission director Hannah Byron described many to Cynthia McIntyre last week, like how to allow for delivery and licensing procedures. The businesses themselves are also new, which means their owners are also establishing how the companies will be run. In the case of one Bethesda company, employees are also getting organized.

Anne Arundel County Executive Wants to Ban Medical Marijuana Before It’s Legal

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medical marijuana revived in MarylandSteve Schuh wants to keep medical marijuana out of Anne Arundel County. The Anne Arundel County executive says the state’s medical marijuana law is a gateway to people without a medical card smoking pot.

First Signs of Medical Marijuana Industry Budding in Maryland

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medical marijuana revived in MarylandThe regulations are still being worked out that would legalize medical marijuana, but that’s not stopping folks who are interested in being a part of the new industry from getting into place. 

Medical Marijuana Inches Closer to Reality in Maryland

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Marylanders with anxiety, glaucoma, or chronic pain may be able to get medical marijuana as soon as next year, as the state slowly continues to work through all the obligatory bureaucratic red tape.

PG County Police Seize Marijuana-Laced ‘Halloween Candy’

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photos via Prince George's Cty. Police Dept.
photos via Prince George’s Cty. Police Dept.

Pot-infused treats may be legal in Colorado, but Prince George’s County police were out to cut off the Halloween high this week. 

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