Medical Marijuana

Map: Medical marijuana dispensaries open in Maryland
  • Trump policy change on marijuana raises questions in Maryland

    Trump policy change on marijuana raises questions in Maryland

    The Trump administration announced Thursday that it was rescinding an Obama-era policy that had allowed states to legalize marijuana, raising questions about how Maryland's fledgling medical cannabis industry might be affected. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo saying that federal...

  • Annapolis bank is one of the first in Maryland to accept medical cannabis business

    Annapolis bank is one of the first in Maryland to accept medical cannabis business

    An Annapolis-based community bank has become one of the first financial institutions in the state to allow medical marijuana businesses to open accounts and avoid running cash-only operations. Severn Bank decided shortly after the state legalized marijuana for medical use in 2013 that the fledgling...

  • When Baltimoreans had Rx for whiskey

    When Baltimoreans had Rx for whiskey

    As medical marijuana dispensaries make their first appearance in the state, it’s worth remembering a time when prescription alcohol flowed in the cups of Marylanders. The Prohibition years from 1920-1933 saw a glut of doctor-prescribed alcohol across the United States. None other than famously...

  • City of Laurel eyes first medical marijuana dispensary

    City of Laurel eyes first medical marijuana dispensary

    The city of Laurel is one step closer to having its first medical marijuana dispensary opening on Baltimore Avenue, one of two dispensaries permitted in state legislative District 21. The Planning Commission unanimously approved a special exception application Dec. 12 for the licensed facility...

  • More than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Maryland approved, drug supply low

    More than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Maryland approved, drug supply low

    Medical marijuana regulators approved 12 new dispensaries Thursday to open in the state, more than doubling the number of businesses allowed to sell the drug. But they cautioned the supply remains low, and it may be difficult to buy marijuana until at least March. “Product is limited,” said Bryan...

  • Cashless payments to be offered at some state medical marijuana dispensaries

    Cashless payments to be offered at some state medical marijuana dispensaries

    As Maryland’s first medical marijuana dispensaries began opening this month, some are turning to a cashless payment system they hope will make transactions safer and more convenient. CanPay, a mobile app designed to allow debit payments in the cash-heavy cannabis industry, has expanded into Maryland....

  • Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets

    Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets

    Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain," he explains. "The 'Calm and Quiet' is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety." People anxious to relieve...

  • Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland

    Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland

    Just days after the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Maryland, limited supplies and technical difficulties mean little of the product is actually available. The state has licensed just 10 of an expected 102 dispensaries, and of those only six have opened — none in the Baltimore area,...

  • Maryland, after delays, begins the sale of medical marijuana

    Maryland, after delays, begins the sale of medical marijuana

    Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies in the nation on who can qualify for the prescribed cannabis. Dozens of people stood outside a licensed dispensary in Montgomery...

  • Medical marijuana director resigns, the second in two years

    Medical marijuana director resigns, the second in two years

    The man who presided over the turbulent launch of Maryland’s medical marijuana industry resigned Thursday. Patrick Jameson, a former state trooper who took over as executive director of the Medical Cannabis Commission in April 2016, will stay in his job until the end of the month. Jameson said...

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